Abridge

Definition of Abridge

A`bridge´
v. t.1.To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
[imp. & p. p. Abridged ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Abridging.]
She retired herself to Sebaste, and abridged her train from state to necessity.
- Fuller.
2.To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
3.To deprive; to cut off; - followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.

Related Words

abstract, bereave, bleed, blot out, blue-pencil, bob, boil down, bowdlerize, brief, cancel, capsule, capsulize, censor, clip, compress, crop, cross out, curtail, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut off short, cut short, damp, dampen, decrease, deduct, deflate, delete, depreciate, depress, deprive, deprive of, digest, diminish, disentitle, divest, dock, downgrade, drain, ease one of, edit, edit out, elide, epitomize, erase, expunge, expurgate, foreshorten, kill, lessen, lighten one of, limit, lower, milk, mine, minify, minimize, mow, narrow, nip, nutshell, omit, outline, pare, poll, pollard, prune, reap, recap, recapitulate, rescind, restrict, retrench, roll back, rub out, scale down, shave, shear, simplify, sketch, sketch out, slash, snub, step down, strike, strike off, strike out, stunt, sum up, synopsize, take away from, take from, take in, tap, telescope, trim, truncate, tune down, void
Word:

Browse

Abraid
Abramis
Abranchial
Abranchiata
Abranchiate
abranchious
Abrase
Abrasion
Abrasive
Abraum
Abraxas
Abray
Abreaction
Abreast
Abregge
Abrenounce
Abrenunciation
Abreption
Abreuvoir
Abricock
-Abridge-
abridged
abridgement
Abridger
Abridgment
Abroach
Abroad
abrocome
Abrogable
Abrogate
Abrogation
Abrogative
Abrogator
Abrood
Abrook
Abrupt
Abruption
Abruptly
Abruptly pinnate
Abruptness
Abruzzi
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy