verb (used with object), a·bridged, a·bridg·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR abridge
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Origin of abridge
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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.
Example sentences from the Web for abridge
If you did, you would see the text states that “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech.”
The present editor has undertaken the task of abridging and editing it, in the belief that the time is ripe for such a work.George Fox|George Fox
The extreme beauty of this poem, even in a technical sense alone, is such that I lament the necessity of abridging it.Chaucer for Children|Mrs. H. R. Haweis
The plan consisted in abridging the compositors' labour by casting all the more frequently recurring words in metal.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
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
For example, in abridging titles, scarcely any two men would agree, even within the limits of the rules given.