Meaning of ABRIDGE in English

ABRIDGE

verb

1.

to make less by in some manner restricting

laws that abridge freedom of speech

Synonyms: curtail, diminish, lessen, minify

Related Word: limit, narrow, reduce, restrict; minimize

Contrasted words: augment, broaden, enlarge, extend

Antonyms: amplify

2.

Synonyms: shorten , abbreviate, curtail, cut, cut back, retrench, slash

Contrasted words: amplify, augment, enlarge, increase

Antonyms: expand, extend

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