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Definition of Abridge


  1. To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
  2. To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
  3. To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.

Abridge Translations

abridge in Afrikaans is verminder
abridge in Dutch is beknotten, begrenzen, beperken
abridge in French is rogner
abridge in Italian is abbreviare, accorciare
abridge in Norwegian is forkorte, sammendra
abridge in Spanish is limitar, compendiar, abreviar