To reduce the length of (a written text); condense:
To cause to shrink:
To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
To make (a quantity) smaller.
Make shorter by cutting
To move up and down:
To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
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
To cut short; curtail.
To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To clip short or cut off an animal's tail or other part.
To make an epitome of; sum up.
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
(Mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
To remove by or as by cutting off
To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
To cut off or out; omit or delete
To reduce or curtail drastically:
To clip, lop, cut, etc.
To truncate is to cut off a part of or to cut short.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
To make larger or more powerful; increase.
Alternative form of bowdlerize.
(--- Rare) To remove the ovaries of; spay
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.
- 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 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shorten, like: abridge, shrink, curtail, condense, compress, abbreviate, reduce, decrease, cut-short, cut and pare-down.