verb (used with object), a·bridged, a·bridg·ing.
Words nearby abridge
Origin of abridge
SYNONYMS FOR abridge
OTHER WORDS FROM abridgea·bridg·a·ble, a·bridge·a·ble, adjectivea·bridg·er, nounnon·a·bridg·a·ble, adjectivere·a·bridge, verb (used with object), re·a·bridged, re·a·bridg·ing.
Examples from the Web for abridging
If you did, you would see the text states that “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech.”
Business men recognize its tremendous possibilities and advantageous help in saving time and abridging distance.The American Postal Service|Louis Melius
Hitherto physicians have most frequently been instrumental in abridging it.The Thousand and One Days|Julia Pardoe
The institution of property, in abridging freedom, creates duties; and in furnishing security, establishes rights.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
They had joined in condemning his tyranny, in abridging his power, and in punishing his instruments.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is, therefore, a thing most desirable to set up compound modes—short devices for abridging these.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey