Synonyms for abbreviate
- boil down
- cut back
- cut down
- cut off
- cut out
- get to the meat
- put in a nutshell
- take out
Antonyms for abbreviate
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABBREVIATE
"Well, abbreviate 'community,' that's the longest word," suggested Dick.
It is common, however, to abbreviate them in a manner peculiarly Malay.
Page 289: "Ben: Perley Poore" did abbreviate his first name with a colon.
She thought his name long, but had not yet decided how to abbreviate it.
There are a number of words which we abbreviate or contract, in our every-day use.
Nothing can be added to it, and it would be impossible to abbreviate it.
If your honors please, I have endeavored, so far as it was possible, to abbreviate what I have had to say on this subject.
In text matter not of a technical character it is better not to abbreviate.
Gentlemen, I have seen fit to abbreviate the King's message.
But it is one thing, to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off.
mid-15c., from Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare "to shorten" (see abbreviation). Also sometimes 15c. abbrevy, from Middle French abrevier (14c.), from Latin abbreviare. Related: Abbreviated; abbreviating.