Other Words for Abbreviate

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.

More Words for Abbreviate

Trim / Cut


Entertainment / Literature / Translatio: The medieval idea of what modern individuals might mistakenly call 'translation.' Translatio is the act of taking an older text in a different language and creating a new work that embodies the same i MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Rondeau: A short poem consisting of ten, thirteen, or fifteen lines using only two rhymes which concludes each section with an abbreviated line that serves as a refrain. We can see an example of the rondeau in MORE

Mean Low Water Springs (MLWS)

Science / Tides and Currents / Mean Low Water Springs (MLWS): A tidal datum. Frequently abbreviated spring low water. The arithmetic mean of the low water heights occurring at the time of spring tides observed over the National Tidal Datum Epoch. It is usually d MORE


Entertainment / Literature / His-Genitive: An unusual use of his, her, and their as the sign of the genitive by attaching them to the end of a word or locating them immediately after a word. Algeo notes this became common primarily in the sixt MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Anglo-Norman: The dialect of Norman French that developed in England after William the First conquered England. Scholars abbreviate this as AN. See also Battle of Hastings. MORE

Black Vernacular

Entertainment / Literature / Black Vernacular: The ethnic dialect associated with Americans of African ancestry is often called black vernacular or 'Black English.' It is also known a 'African American Vernacular English,' and abbreviated AAVE in MORE