Synonyms for abridge
- blue pencil
- put in nutshell
Antonyms for abridge
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABRIDGE
The novelist, like every other artist, must abridge and select.
We abridge from watery Pollnitz, taking care of any sense he has.
But since the parting must be, 't is well to abridge the pain of long farewell.
We must not abridge the liberties of the press or the people.
If an attempt be made to abridge that power, they preach arms and rebellion.
Experience shows that it takes less time to transcribe titles in full, than to abridge them with any tolerable degree of accuracy.
I find that I must abridge, by abstaining from the reading of extracts.
Who on earth is empowered to vary or abridge the commandments of God?
These the Editor has rather endeavoured to abridge than completely to remove.
The second section I must abridge, for I cannot transcribe much more.
c.1300, abreggen, "to make shorter, to condense," from Old French abregier "abridge, diminish, shorten," from Late Latin abbreviare "make short" (see abbreviate). The sound development from Latin -vi- to French -dg- is paralleled in assuage (from assuavidare) and deluge (from diluvium). Related: Abridged; abridging.