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Abridge - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Abridge' (Webster Dictionary)

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

Meaning of 'Abridge' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abridge [ v]
Meaning (1):
- reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example in sentence:
  • The manuscript must be shortened
Meaning (2):
- lessen, diminish, or curtail
Example in sentence:
  • the new law might abridge our freedom of expression