Abbreviate Verb Synonyms
shorten, cut, condense, abridge, abstract, digest, epitomize, summarize, synopsize
The school presented an abbreviated version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
shorten, compress, contract, truncate, trim, reduce, curtail
We abbreviated some of the longer words to save space.
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