Associations to the word «Abridge»

Wiktionary

ABRIDGE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To deprive; to cut off. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350)]
ABRIDGE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) (rare) To debar from. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350)]
ABRIDGE, verb. (transitive) To make shorter; to shorten in duration or extent. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
ABRIDGE, verb. (transitive) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary. [First attested in 1384.]. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
ABRIDGE, verb. (transitive) Cut short; truncate. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
ABRIDGE, verb. (transitive) To curtail. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]

Dictionary definition

ABRIDGE, verb. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened".
ABRIDGE, verb. Lessen, diminish, or curtail; "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression".

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
Confucius