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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 of abbreviate shorten, abridge, curtail, cut back, dock, elide, syncopate, truncateWords Related to abbreviate 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 of abbreviate enlarge, expand, supplement; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, dilate, escalate, heighten, increase, maximize, pump up, raise; blow up, distend, inflate, swellAntonyms of abbreviate elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract

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to suppress quietly or indirectly

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