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abbreviate
verb
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How to pronounce abbreviate:

Definition of abbreviate:

abbreviate (verb):
shorten.
to make briefer
to reduce (a word or name) to a shorter form intended to stand for the whole

Synonyms for abbreviate:

abridge
abstract
bowdlerise
bowdlerize
castrate
clip
compress
concentrate
condense
contract
curtail
cut
cut back
decrease
digest
edit
edit out
elide
epitomize
expurgate
foreshorten
lessen
minify
prune
précis
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Antonyms for abbreviate:

add
add to
amplify
augment
balloon
continue
delay
detail
develop
disorganize
drag out
draw out
elaborate
elaborate on
elongate
enlarge
enlarge on
expand
expand on
explicate
extend
extend the duration of
fill
fill in
fill out
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