Meaning of ABRIDGE in English


vt to deprive; to cut off;

— followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.

2. abridge ·vt to shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.

3. abridge ·vt to make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.

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