(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress
Shorten is defined as to reduce in length, to roll in sail canvas or to add shortening to a pastry.
To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
To enclose in or furnish with a capsule.
To cut short or reduce:
To make an epitome of; sum up.
To confine or restrict with a limit:
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
To cut off or out; omit or delete
To cause to shrink:
To affect or maintain cautious neutrality.
To make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
The definition of add means to join or bring together for the purpose of increasing in number or importance or to change the effect.
(Intransitive) To become longer.
To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.
To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
Find another word for abridge. In this page you can discover 33 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abridge, like: diminish, compress, digest, See syn. study at, lessen, decrease, condense, shorten, abbreviate, capsule and curtail.