Shorten synonyms

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To reduce the length of (a written text); condense:
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(Figuratively) To limit or restrict, keep in check.
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To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
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To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
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To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume.
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To cause to shrink:
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(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
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To make (a quantity) smaller.
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Make shorter by cutting
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(Idiomatic) To reduce by paring or a similar gradual process.
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To move up and down:
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To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
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To enclose a solid figure within (another solid figure) in a similar manner, as a cube within a sphere or a sphere within a cube
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To cut short; curtail.
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To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
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To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
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To take something away (keep it away); deny someone of something.
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(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
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To clip short or cut off an animal's tail or other part.
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To make an epitome of; sum up.
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The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
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(Mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
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To remove by or as by cutting off
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To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
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To control or keep in check.
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To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
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To cut off or out; omit or delete
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To reduce or curtail drastically:
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To clip, lop, cut, etc.
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To truncate is to cut off a part of or to cut short.
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To make longer, to extend the length of.
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
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To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
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To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
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To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
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To make larger or more powerful; increase.
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Over a great distance in space.
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Alternative form of bowdlerize.
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Alternative form of bowdlerize.
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To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.
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(--- Rare) To remove the ovaries of; spay
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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.
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Synonym Study

  • Abbreviate usually refers to the shortening of a word or phrase by contraction or by substitution of a symbol, but also has extended, sometimes jocular applications an abbreviated account of events, an abbreviated costume
  • Abridge implies reduction in compass by condensing, omitting parts, etc. but usually connotes that what is essential is kept to abridge a dictionary
  • Curtail implies a making shorter than was originally intended, as because of necessity or expediency expenditures curtailed because of a reduced income
  • Shorten implies reduction in length, extent, or duration to shorten a rope, a visit, one's life, etc.
Find another word for shorten. In this page you can discover 43 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shorten, like: abridge, curtail, abbreviate, condense, compress, shrink, reduce, decrease, cut-short, cut and pare-down.