ALL meanings of abridge

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  • verb abridge to reduce the length of (a written work) by condensing or rewriting 3
  • verb abridge to curtail; diminish 3
  • verb abridge to deprive of (privileges, rights, etc) 3
  • verb transitive abridge to reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten 3
  • verb transitive abridge to shorten (a piece of writing) while preserving its substance; condense 3
  • verb transitive abridge to lessen or curtail (rights, authority, etc.) 3
  • verb transitive abridge to deprive (a person) of rights, privileges, etc. 3
  • noun abridge Shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense. 1
  • transitive verb abridge cut, shorten: a text 1
  • verb with object abridge to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents: to abridge a reference book. 1
  • verb with object abridge to reduce or lessen in duration, scope, authority, etc.; diminish; curtail: to abridge a visit; to abridge one's freedom. 1
  • verb with object abridge to deprive; cut off. 1
  • verb abridge (Transitive Verb) (archaic, rare) To debar from. 0
  • verb abridge (Transitive Verb) To make shorter; to shorten in duration or extent. 0
  • verb abridge (Transitive Verb) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary. 0
  • verb abridge (Transitive Verb) Cut short; truncate. 0
  • verb abridge (Transitive Verb) To curtail. 0
  • verb abridge (Transitive Verb) (archaic) To deprive; to cut off. 0
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