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What does "Abridge" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights (v. t.) To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights (v. t.) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary


Synonyms cut, contract, reduce, abbreviate, shorten, foreshorten


Word Family abridged, abridgement, abridgements, abridges, abridging