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Synonyms of the verb abridge

Equivalent words for the verb abridge, that have fewer characters:

  1. cut (3 letter word, the shortest synonym for abridge)
    • inflections: cut, cutting, cuts
    • related terms: uncut, incut, intercut, miscut, outcut, overcut, precut, recut, undercut, upcut, cutify, cutlet, cutling, cuter, cutization
  2. reduce (6 letter word for abridge)
    • inflections: reduced, reducing, reduces
    • related terms: overreduce, overreduction, re-reduce, re-reduction, reducible, reducer, Reducant, reducent, reduction, reductive

Equivalent words for the verb abridge, that have the same number of characters:

  1. shorten (7 letter word for abridge)
    • inflections: shortened, shortening, shortens
    • related terms: unshorten, foreshorten, overshorten, preshorten, reshorten, undershorten, Shortenable, shortener

Equivalent words for the verb abridge, that have more characters:

  1. abbreviate (10 letter word for abridge)
    • inflections: abbreviated, abbreviating, abbreviates
    • related terms: reabbreviate, abbreviation, Abbreviative
  2. contract (8 letter word for abridge)
    • inflections: contracted, contracting, contracts
    • related terms: uncontract, overcontract, overcontraction, postcontract, precontract, precontractive, pre-contract, recontract, recontraction, subcontract, Subcontractee, Subcontractable, subcontractor, contractee, contracture, contractable, contractible, contracter, contractor, contractant, contraction, contractation, contractive, contractly
  3. foreshorten (11 letter word, the longest synonym for abridge)
    • inflections: foreshortened, foreshortening, foreshortens

Hypernyms of the verb abridge

More generic words for the verb abridge, that have fewer characters:

  1. alter (5 letter word)
    • inflections: altered, altering, alters
    • related terms: Unalter, exalter, exaltee, exaltment, exaltate, exaltation, exaltative, misalter, prealter, prealteration, realter, realterable, realteration, alterable, alterate, alterer, alterant, alteration, alterity, alterman, alterative
  2. change (6 letter word)
    • inflections: changed, changing, changes
    • related terms: unchange, exchange, exchangee, exchanger, transchange, transchanger, counterchange, interchange, interchanger, rechange, changable, changer
  3. cumber (6 letter word)
    • inflections: cumbered, cumbering, cumbers
    • related terms: uncumber, incumber, incumbence, incumbant, incumbent, incumbition, discumber, overcumber, cumberless, cumberment, cumbersome, cumberer
  4. curb (4 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for abridge)
    • inflections: curbed, curbing, curbs
    • related terms: uncurb, uncurbable, curbless, curblike, curby, curbable, curber
  5. keep (4 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for abridge)
    • inflections: kept, keeping, keeps
    • related terms: miskeep, outkeep, overkeep, underkeep, upkeep, Keeplike, keepable
  6. lessen (6 letter word)
    • inflections: lessened, lessening, lessens
    • related term: lessener
  7. limit (5 letter word)
    • inflections: limited, limiting, limits
    • related terms: delimit, delimitate, delimiter, delimitize, delimitation, delimitative, Colimit, overlimit, prelimit, prelimitate, prelimitation, relimit, relimitation, underlimit, limital, limitarian, limitless, limity, limitable, limitate, limiter, limitor, limitation, limitive, limitative
  8. minify (6 letter word)
    • inflections: minified, minifying, minifies
  9. modify (6 letter word)
  10. return (6 letter word)
    • inflections: returned, returning, returns
    • related terms: prereturn, re-return, returnee, returnless, returnable, returner
  11. weaken (6 letter word)
    • inflections: weakened, weakening, weakens
    • related terms: unweaken, reweaken, weakener

More generic words for the verb abridge, that have the same number of characters:

  1. curtail (7 letter word)
    • inflections: curtailed, curtailing, curtails
    • related terms: curtailment, curtailer
  2. prevent (7 letter word)
    • inflections: prevented, preventing, prevents
    • related terms: preventure, preventable, preventible, preventer, prevention, preventive, preventative

More generic words for the verb abridge, that have more characters:

  1. circumscribe (12 letter word, the longest hypernym for abridge)
    • inflections: circumscribed, circumscribing, circumscribes
    • related terms: circumscribable, circumscriber
  2. decrease (8 letter word)
    • inflections: decreased, decreasing, decreases
    • related terms: redecrease, Decreaser
  3. encumber (8 letter word)
    • inflections: encumbered, encumbering, encumbers
    • related terms: unencumber, disencumber
  4. restrain (8 letter word)
    • inflections: restrained, restraining, restrains
    • related terms: overrestrain, prerestrain, re-restrain, restrainable, restrainer
  5. restrict (8 letter word)
    • inflections: restricted, restricting, restricts
    • related terms: derestrict, overrestrict, overrestriction, prerestrict, prerestriction, re-restrict, re-restriction, Restrictor, restriction, restrictive

More generic phrases for the verb abridge:

  1. change magnitude (16 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for abridge)
  2. confine to (10 character phrase)
  3. cut back (8 character phrase)
  4. hold back (9 character phrase)
  5. keep back (9 character phrase)
  6. thin out (8 character phrase)

Hyponyms of the verb abridge

More specific words for the verb abridge, that have fewer characters:

  1. absorb (6 letter word)
    • inflections: absorbed, absorbing, absorbs
    • related terms: unabsorb, unabsorbable, unabsorbent, overabsorb, preabsorb, preabsorbent, reabsorb, absorbable, absorbate, absorbance, absorber, absorbant, absorbent, absorbtion, absorbition
  2. accept (6 letter word)
    • inflections: accepted, accepting, accepts
    • related terms: unaccept, unacceptable, unacceptance, unacceptant, misaccept, misacception, preaccept, preacceptance, reaccept, reacceptance, acceptee, acceptable, acceptance, accepter, acceptor, acceptant, acception, acceptation, acceptive
  3. clip (4 letter word)
    • inflections: clipped, clipping, clipt, clips
    • related terms: unclip, inclip, Clipless, clipsome
  4. digest (6 letter word)
    • inflections: digested, digesting, digests
    • related terms: undigest, undigestable, undigestible, undigestion, indigest, indigestible, indigestion, indigestive, overdigest, predigest, predigestion, redigest, redigestion, digestment, digesture, digestible, digester, digestor, digestant, digestion, digestive
  5. engulf (6 letter word)
    • inflections: engulfed, engulfing, engulfs
    • related term: engulfment
  6. geld (4 letter word)
    • inflections: gelt, gelded, gelding, gelds
    • related terms: geldable, gelder, geldant
  7. hear (4 letter word)
    • inflections: heard, hearing, hears
    • related terms: forehear, mishear, outhear, overhear, overhearer, overhearty, rehear, Hearsome, hearable, hearer, hearty
  8. listen (6 letter word)
    • inflections: listened, listening, listens
    • related terms: overlisten, Prelisten, relisten, listenable, listener
  9. pay (3 letter word, the shortest hyponym for abridge)
    • inflections: paid, paying, pays
    • related terms: apay, apaise, unpay, unpayment, Autopay, mispay, outpay, outpayment, overpay, overpayment, Postpay, prepay, prepayment, repay, repayal, repayment, underpay, underpayment, payee, payen, payess, payment, Payware, payor, paise
  10. plunge (6 letter word)
    • inflections: plunged, plunging, plunges
    • related terms: unplunge, implunge, replunge, plungy, plunger
  11. recall (6 letter word)
    • inflections: recalled, recalling, recalls
    • related terms: Misrecall, recalling
  12. steep (5 letter word)
    • inflections: steeped, steeping, steeps
    • related terms: asteep, unsteep, insteep, foresteep, resteep, steepen, steepish, steepness, steepy, steeply
  13. think (5 letter word)
    • inflections: thought, thinking, thinks
    • related terms: athink, unthink, unthinkable, unthinker, forethink, forethinker, misthink, outthink, overthink, Overthinker, rethink, rethinker, underthink, thinkful, thinkling, Thinky, thinkable, thinker

More specific words for the verb abridge, that have the same number of characters:

  1. capsule (7 letter word)
    • inflections: capsuled, capsuling, capsules
    • related terms: microcapsule, capsulate, capsuler, capsulise, capsulize, Capsulization, capsulation
  2. curtail (7 letter word)
    • inflections: curtailed, curtailing, curtails
    • related terms: curtailment, curtailer
  3. engross (7 letter word)
    • inflections: engrossed, engrossing, engrosses
    • related terms: reengross, re-engross, engrossment, engrosser
  4. immerse (7 letter word)
    • inflections: immersed, immersing, immerses
    • related terms: reimmerse, immersible, immersive
  5. stomach (7 letter word)
    • inflections: stomached, stomaching, stomachs
    • related terms: stomachal, stomachful, stomachic, stomachless, Stomachlike, stomachy, stomachable, stomacher, stomachous
  6. swallow (7 letter word)
    • inflections: swallowed, swallowing, swallows
    • related terms: preswallow, reswallow, upswallow, swallowlike, swallowling, swallowable, swallower

More specific words for the verb abridge, that have more characters:

  1. bowdlerise (10 letter word)
    • inflections: bowdlerised, bowdlerising, bowdlerises
    • related terms: bowdlerism, bowdlerize, bowdlerisation, bowdlerization
  2. bowdlerize (10 letter word)
    • inflections: bowdlerized, bowdlerizing, bowdlerizes
    • related terms: bowdlerism, bowdlerise, bowdlerisation, bowdlerization
  3. caponise (8 letter word)
    • inflections: caponised, caponising, caponises
    • related terms: caponette, caponize, caponisation, caponization
  4. caponize (8 letter word)
    • inflections: caponized, caponizing, caponizes
    • related terms: caponette, caponise, caponisation, caponization
  5. capsulise (9 letter word)
    • inflections: capsulised, capsulising, capsulises
    • related terms: capsulate, capsuler, capsulize, Capsulization, capsulation
  6. capsulize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: capsulized, capsulizing, capsulizes
    • related terms: capsulate, capsuler, capsulise, Capsulization, capsulation
  7. castrate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: castrated, castrating, castrates
    • related terms: Castratism, castrater, castrator, castration, Castrative
  8. concentrate (11 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for abridge)
    • inflections: concentrated, concentrating, concentrates
    • related terms: deconcentrate, deconcentration, overconcentrate, overconcentration, preconcentrate, preconcentration, reconcentrate, reconcentration, concentric, Concentrism, concentration, concentrative
  9. condense (8 letter word)
    • inflections: condensed, condensing, condenses
    • related terms: overcondense, overcondensation, precondense, precondensation, recondense, recondensation, condensery, condensable, condensible, condensate, condensance, condenser, condensation, condensity, condensative
  10. defeminise (10 letter word)
    • related terms: defeminize, defeminisation, defeminization
  11. defeminize (10 letter word)
    • inflections: defeminized, defeminizing, defeminizes
    • related terms: defeminise, defeminisation, defeminization
  12. encapsulate (11 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for abridge)
    • inflections: encapsulated, encapsulating, encapsulates
    • related terms: microencapsulate, microencapsulation, Encapsulant, encapsulation
  13. expurgate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: expurgated, expurgating, expurgates
    • related terms: expurgation, expurgative
  14. predigest (9 letter word)
    • inflections: predigested, predigesting, predigests
    • related term: predigestion
  15. syncopate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: syncopated, syncopating, syncopates
    • related terms: syncopal, syncopic, syncopism, syncopist, syncopize, syncopation, syncopative
  16. telescope (9 letter word)
    • inflections: telescoped, telescoping, telescopes
    • related terms: phototelescope, phototelescopic, telescopic, telescopist, telescopy
  17. truncate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: truncated, truncating, truncates
    • related terms: detruncate, detruncation, subtruncate, subtruncation, truncature, truncator, truncation

More specific phrases for the verb abridge, that have the same number of characters:

  1. bear up (7 character phrase)
  2. sit out (7 character phrase)
  3. soak up (7 character phrase)
  4. zoom in (7 character phrase)

More specific phrases for the verb abridge, that have more characters:

  1. cut short (9 character phrase)
  2. hold still for (14 character phrase)
  3. live with (9 character phrase)
    • related term: alive with
  4. stand for (9 character phrase)
  5. take a joke (11 character phrase)
  6. take heed (9 character phrase)
  7. take lying down (15 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for abridge)

Related words for the term abridge, that have fewer characters:

  1. bleed (5 letter word)
    • inflections: bled, bleeding, bleeds
    • related terms: Microbleed, outbleed, outbless, Rebleed, bleeder
  2. bob (3 letter word)
    • inflections: bobbed, bobbing, bobs
    • related terms: rebob, boblet, bobance, bobization
  3. brief (5 letter word)
    • inflections: briefed, briefing, briefs
    • related terms: debrief, Debriefer, unbrief, unbriefness, unbriefly, briefless, briefness, briefer, briefly
  4. cancel (6 letter word)
    • inflections: cancelled, cancelling, canceled, canceling, cancels
    • related terms: Autocancel, precancel, precancelling, recancel, cancelling, cancelment, cancelable, canceler, cancelation
  5. censor (6 letter word)
    • inflections: censored, censoring, censors
    • related terms: incensor, incensory, overcensor, overcensorious, precensor, recensor, censorial, censorian, censorship, Censorware, censorable, censorate, censorious
  6. crop (4 letter word)
    • inflections: cropped, cropping, crops
    • related terms: intercrop, miscrop, outcrop, overcrop, recrop, undercrop, upcrop, cropless, Croplike, cropman
  7. damp (4 letter word)
    • inflections: damped, damping, damps
    • related terms: Overdamp, dampen, dampish, dampness, dampy, damply
  8. dampen (6 letter word)
    • inflections: dampened, dampening, dampens
    • related term: dampener
  9. deduct (6 letter word)
    • inflections: deducted, deducting, deducts
    • related terms: prededuct, prededuction, rededuct, rededuction, Deductable, deductible, deduction, deductive
  10. delete (6 letter word)
  11. divest (6 letter word)
    • inflections: divested, divesting, divests
    • related terms: divestment, divesture, divestible, Divester, divestitive
  12. dock (4 letter word)
  13. drain (5 letter word)
    • inflections: drained, draining, drains
    • related terms: counterdrain, counter-drain, overdrain, overdrainage, subdrain, subdrainage, underdrain, underdrainage, underdrainer, drainage, drainless, Drainlike, drainable, drainer, drainman
  14. edit (4 letter word)
    • inflections: edited, editing, edits
    • related terms: coedit, coeditor, misedit, overedit, preedit, preeditor, preedition, pre-edit, pre-editor, pre-edition, reedit, reedition, re-edit, subedit, subeditor, edital, editable, editor, edition
  15. elide (5 letter word)
    • inflections: elided, eliding, elides
    • related term: elidible
  16. erase (5 letter word)
    • inflections: erased, erasing, erases
    • related terms: Unerase, erasure, erasable, eraser
  17. kill (4 letter word)
    • inflections: killed, killing, kills
    • related terms: unkill, unkilling, miskill, outkill, overkill, overkilling, rekill, killese, killy, killable, killer
  18. lower (5 letter word)
    • inflections: lowered, lowering, lowers
    • related terms: relower, lowery, lowerable, lowerer
  19. milk (4 letter word)
    • inflections: milked, milking, milks
    • related terms: foremilk, Overmilk, milken, milkless, milklike, milkness, milky, Milkable, milker, milkman, Milkwoman
  20. mine (4 letter word)
    • inflections: mined, mining, mines
    • related terms: amine, Aminal, aminic, aminish, aminoid, aminate, aminize, aminization, amination, aminity, Demine, countermine, intermine, interminable, interminate, interminant, intermination, undermine, underminable, underminer, minery, minette, minify, Minelike, mineable, miner, minor, Minous, minious
  21. mow (3 letter word)
    • inflections: mowed, mowing, mows, mown
    • related terms: mowable, mower
  22. narrow (6 letter word)
    • inflections: narrowed, narrowing, narrows
    • related terms: unnarrow, unnarrowly, overnarrow, overnarrowness, overnarrowly, narrowish, narrowness, narrowy, narrower, narrowly
  23. nip (3 letter word)
    • inflections: nipped, nipping, nips
  24. omit (4 letter word)
    • inflections: omitted, omitting, omits
    • related terms: preomit, reomit
  25. pare (4 letter word)
    • inflections: pared, paring, pares
    • related terms: compare, comparable, comparate, comparer, comparition, comparative, prepare, preparable, preparer, preparation, Preparty, preparative, parecy, PAREE, paren, parial, parify, parure, parer, parous
  26. poll (4 letter word)
    • inflections: polled, polling, polls
    • related terms: outpoll, outpolling, repoll, repolish, pollage, pollard, pollee, pollen, pollette, pollist, polly, pollable, poller, pollent
  27. prune (5 letter word)
    • inflections: pruned, pruning, prunes
    • related terms: overprune, reprune, Pruney, pruner
  28. reap (4 letter word)
    • inflections: reaped, reaping, reaps
    • related term: reapable
  29. recap (5 letter word)
    • inflections: recapped, recapping, recaps
    • related term: recaption
  30. shave (5 letter word)
    • inflections: shaved, shaving, shaves, shaven
    • related terms: unshave, unshaven, unshavable, inshave, overshave, Preshave, reshave, shavee, shaven, shavery, shaveling, shaveable, shaver, shavous
  31. shear (5 letter word)
    • inflections: sheared, shearing, shears, shorn
    • related terms: countershear, reshear, reshearer, upshear, shearless, Shearlike, shearling, shearer, shearman
  32. sketch (6 letter word)
    • inflections: sketched, sketching, sketches
    • related terms: resketch, sketchee, sketchist, sketchlike, sketchy, sketchable, sketcher
  33. slash (5 letter word)
    • inflections: slashed, slashing, slashes
    • related terms: Foreslash, reslash, slashy, Slashable, slasher
  34. snub (4 letter word)
    • inflections: snubbed, snubbing, snubs
    • related terms: resnub, snubness
  35. strike (6 letter word)
    • inflections: struck, stricken, striking, strikes
    • related terms: unstrike, counterstrike, outstrike, overstrike, Poststrike, restrike, understrike, upstrike, Strikee, striken, strikeless, Strikelike, striker
  36. stunt (5 letter word)
  37. tap (3 letter word)
    • inflections: tapped, tapping, taps
    • related terms: atap, untap, tapen, tapery, tapism, tapist, Tapless, taplet, tapling
  38. trim (4 letter word)
    • inflections: trimmed, trimming, trims
    • related terms: untrim, overtrim, retrim, trimness, trimer, trimly
  39. void (4 letter word)
    • inflections: voided, voiding, voids
    • related terms: avoid, avoidless, avoidment, avoidable, avoidance, avoider, avoidant, devoid, Devoidness, unvoid, unvoidness, unvoidable, Microvoid, prevoid, prevoidance, voidage, voidee, voidless, voidness, voidable, voidance, voider, voidly

Related words for the term abridge, that have the same number of characters:

  1. bereave (7 letter word)
    • inflections: bereaved, bereaving, bereaves, bereft
    • related terms: bereaven, bereaver
  2. deflate (7 letter word)
    • inflections: deflated, deflating, deflates
    • related terms: deflater, deflator, deflation
  3. depress (7 letter word)
    • inflections: depressed, depressing, depresses
    • related terms: overdepress, overdepressive, depressure, depressible, depressor, depressant, depressive
  4. deprive (7 letter word)
    • inflections: deprived, depriving, deprives
    • related terms: predeprive, redeprive, deprival, deprivable, deprivate, depriver, deprivation, deprivative
  5. expunge (7 letter word)
    • inflections: expunged, expunging, expunges
    • related term: expunger
  6. outline (7 letter word)
    • inflections: outlined, outlining, outlines
    • related terms: preoutline, reoutline, outliner
  7. pollard (7 letter word)
    • inflections: pollarded, pollarding, pollards
  8. rescind (7 letter word)
    • inflections: rescinded, rescinding, rescinds
    • related terms: rescindment, rescindable, rescinder

Related words for the term abridge, that have more characters:

  1. abstract (8 letter word)
    • inflections: abstracted, abstracting, abstracts
    • related terms: unabstract, unabstractive, autoabstract, preabstract, Abstractify, abstractness, abstractable, abstracter, abstractor, abstraction, abstractive, abstractly
  2. compress (8 letter word)
    • inflections: compressed, compressing, compresses
    • related terms: decompress, decompressor, decompressive, uncompress, Overcompress, precompress, recompress, compressure, compressible, compressor, compressive
  3. depreciate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: depreciated, depreciating, depreciates
    • related terms: predepreciate, predepreciation, redepreciate, redepreciation, depreciable, depreciant, depreciation, depreciative
  4. diminish (8 letter word)
    • inflections: diminished, diminishing, diminishes
    • related terms: prediminish, prediminishment, rediminish, diminishment, diminishable, diminisher
  5. disentitle (10 letter word)
    • inflections: disentitled, disentitling, disentitles
  6. downgrade (9 letter word)
    • inflections: downgraded, downgrading, downgrades
  7. epitomize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: epitomized, epitomizing, epitomizes
    • related terms: re-epitomize, epitomic, epitomist, epitomate, epitomise, epitomisation, epitomization
  8. minimize (8 letter word)
    • inflections: minimized, minimizing, minimizes
    • related terms: minimal, minimism, minimise, minimisation, minimization, miniment
  9. nutshell (8 letter word)
  10. recapitulate (12 letter word)
    • inflections: recapitulated, recapitulating, recapitulates
    • related terms: recapitulation, recapitulative
  11. retrench (8 letter word)
    • inflections: retrenched, retrenching, retrenches
    • related terms: retrenchment, retrenchable, retrencher
  12. simplify (8 letter word)
    • inflections: simplified, simplifying, simplifies
    • related terms: unsimplify, oversimplify, Oversimplifier, simplifier
  13. summarize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: summarized, summarizing, summarizes
    • related terms: summarist, summary, summarise, summarisation, summarization
  14. synopsize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: synopsized, synopsizing, synopsizes
    • related terms: synopsic, synopsy, synopsise
  15. reabridge (9 letter word)
  16. abridgment (10 letter word)
    • related terms: nonabridgment, nonabridgable, abridgable, abridger
  17. abridgable (10 letter word)
    • related terms: nonabridgable, nonabridgment, unabridgable, abridgment, abridger
  18. abridger (8 letter word)
    • related terms: abridgment, abridgable

Related phrase for the term abridge, that has fewer characters:

  1. sum up (6 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term abridge, that have the same number of characters:

  1. cut off (7 character phrase)
  2. rub out (7 character phrase)
  3. take in (7 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term abridge, that have more characters:

  1. blot out (8 character phrase)
  2. boil down (9 character phrase)
  3. cross out (9 character phrase)
  4. cut down (8 character phrase)
  5. cut off short (13 character phrase)
  6. deprive of (10 character phrase)
  7. ease one of (11 character phrase)
  8. edit out (8 character phrase)
  9. lighten one of (14 character phrase)
  10. roll back (9 character phrase)
  11. scale down (10 character phrase)
  12. sketch out (10 character phrase)
  13. step down (9 character phrase)
  14. strike off (10 character phrase)
  15. strike out (10 character phrase)
  16. take away from (14 character phrase)
  17. take from (9 character phrase)
  18. tune down (9 character phrase)

Other related terms for the term abridge:

  1. blue-pencil (11 character term)
    • inflections: blue-pencilled, blue-pencilling
    • related term: blue-pencilling

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