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abbreviate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of abbreviate

  1. to make less in extent or duration <had to abbreviate his vacation in France in order to travel to Oslo to receive the Nobel Prize> Synonyms shorten, abridge, curtail, cut back, dock, elide, syncopate, truncateRelated Words abstract, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, recapitulate, summarize, sum up; abate, compress, constrict, contract, cut, cut down, pare, prune, trim; decrease, de-escalate, deflate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, moderate, modify, reduce, retrench, shrink, slash, subtract (from), taperNear Antonyms enlarge, expand, supplement; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, dilate, escalate, heighten, increase, maximize, pump up, raise; blow up, distend, inflate, swellAntonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract





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