Synonyms of abbreviate


1. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

2. abbreviate, reduce

usage: shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"

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Definition and meaning of abbreviate (Dictionary)