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 abridge abridge

verb

  • ( ) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements  ( abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten )
    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
     The manuscript must be shortened
    The manuscript must be shortened
  • lessen, diminish, or curtail  ( abridge )
    lessen, diminish, or curtail
     the new law might abridge our freedom of expression
    the new law might abridge our freedom of expression


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