Synonyms for abridge

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-brij
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbrɪdʒ

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Définition of abridge

Origin :
  • c.1300, abreggen, "to make shorter, to condense," from Old French abregier "abridge, diminish, shorten," from Late Latin abbreviare "make short" (see abbreviate). The sound development from Latin -vi- to French -dg- is paralleled in assuage (from assuavidare) and deluge (from diluvium). Related: Abridged; abridging.
  • verb shorten
Example sentences :
  • The novelist, like every other artist, must abridge and select.
  • Extract from : « An Estimate of the Value and Influence of Works of Fiction in Modern Times » by Thomas Hill Green
  • We abridge from watery Pollnitz, taking care of any sense he has.
  • Extract from : « History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.) » by Thomas Carlyle
  • But since the parting must be, 't is well to abridge the pain of long farewell.
  • Extract from : « What Will He Do With It, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • We must not abridge the liberties of the press or the people.
  • Extract from : « Abraham Lincoln » by William Eleroy Curtis
  • If an attempt be made to abridge that power, they preach arms and rebellion.
  • Extract from : « Christianity Unveiled » by Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger
  • Experience shows that it takes less time to transcribe titles in full, than to abridge them with any tolerable degree of accuracy.
  • Extract from : « Smithsonian Report on the Construction of Catalogues of Libraries and their Publication by Means of Separate, Stereotyped Titles » by Charles C. Jewett
  • I find that I must abridge, by abstaining from the reading of extracts.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Jefferson Davis » by Frank H. Alfriend
  • Who on earth is empowered to vary or abridge the commandments of God?
  • Extract from : « Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 1 (of 20) » by Charles Sumner
  • These the Editor has rather endeavoured to abridge than completely to remove.
  • Extract from : « Troy and its Remains » by Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
  • The second section I must abridge, for I cannot transcribe much more.
  • Extract from : « Novanglus, and Massachusettensis » by John Adams

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