To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To acquire or incur:
To reduce in force, efficacy, or intensity.
To defeat soundly:
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
Minimize is defined as to reduce, decrease or lessen to the smallest possible amount.
To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To epitomize is defined as to be an example of something.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To cut short; reduce; abridge
To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
Digest is defined as breaking down into parts that are easier to use or understand, or to condense information to make it easier to understand.
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To constitute an addition:
To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
Beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal:
Find another word for abridging. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abridging, like: reducing, contracting, cutting, shortening, abbreviating, trimming, shrinking, minimizing, limiting, lessening and epitomizing.