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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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