verb (used with object), ab·bre·vi·at·ed, ab·bre·vi·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ab·bre·vi·at·ed, ab·bre·vi·at·ing.
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Origin of abbreviate
synonym study for abbreviate
OTHER WORDS FROM abbreviateab·bre·vi·a·tor, noun
Words nearby abbreviate
Example sentences from the Web for abbreviate
However abbreviated, and however shaky the runup, baseball is back!
And it's easier to delay something than to make something happen, so things tended to elongate rather than abbreviate.
It was difficult to abbreviate Julia; Ju I had called her in my rudest school-boy days.The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
By this time you can pretty well imagine them, and my story is likely to be too long, unless I abbreviate.The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems|Frances Fuller Victor
There are a number of words which we abbreviate or contract, in our every-day use.Plain English|Marian Wharton
On the days when there is washing or sweeping or baking to do she will have to abbreviate other things.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
She thought his name long, but had not yet decided how to abbreviate it.To Leeward|F. Marion Crawford