Synonyms for abbreviate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-bree-vee-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbri viˌeɪt

Top 10 synonyms for abbreviate Other synonyms for the word abbreviate

Définition of abbreviate

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare "to shorten" (see abbreviation). Also sometimes 15c. abbrevy, from Middle French abrevier (14c.), from Latin abbreviare. Related: Abbreviated; abbreviating.
  • verb shorten
  • verb cut short an activity
Example sentences :
  • "Well, abbreviate 'community,' that's the longest word," suggested Dick.
  • Extract from : « Marjorie's Busy Days » by Carolyn Wells
  • It is common, however, to abbreviate them in a manner peculiarly Malay.
  • Extract from : « A Manual of the Malay language » by William Edward Maxwell
  • Page 289: "Ben: Perley Poore" did abbreviate his first name with a colon.
  • Extract from : « Abraham Lincoln » by William Eleroy Curtis
  • She thought his name long, but had not yet decided how to abbreviate it.
  • Extract from : « To Leeward » by F. Marion Crawford
  • There are a number of words which we abbreviate or contract, in our every-day use.
  • Extract from : « Plain English » by Marian Wharton
  • Nothing can be added to it, and it would be impossible to abbreviate it.
  • Extract from : « The True Benjamin Franklin » by Sydney George Fisher
  • If your honors please, I have endeavored, so far as it was possible, to abbreviate what I have had to say on this subject.
  • Extract from : « Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York » by A. F. Warburton
  • In text matter not of a technical character it is better not to abbreviate.
  • Extract from : « Abbreviations and Signs » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Gentlemen, I have seen fit to abbreviate the King's message.
  • Extract from : « Makers of Madness » by Hermann Hagedorn
  • But it is one thing, to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off.
  • Extract from : « Essays » by Francis Bacon

Antonyms for abbreviate

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