Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb abridge

2 senses of abridge

Sense 1
abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 2
abridge -- (lessen, diminish, or curtail; "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression")
       => restrict, curtail, curb, cut back -- (place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school")

Antonyms of adj abridged

1 sense of abridged

Sense 1
abridged (vs. unabridged) -- ((used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting; "an abridged version")

unabridged (vs. abridged) -- ((used of texts) not shortened; "an unabridged novel")
        => full-length, uncut -- (complete; "the full-length play")

Similarity of adj abridged

1 sense of abridged

Sense 1
abridged (vs. unabridged) -- ((used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting; "an abridged version")
       => cut, shortened -- (with parts removed; "the drastically cut film")
       => half-length -- (abridged to half its original length)
       => potted -- ((British informal) summarized or abridged; "a potted version of a novel")
          Also See-> short#1

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