abbreviate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈbriːvieɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈbriviˌeɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə brēvē āt′)


Inflections of 'abbreviate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
abbreviates
v 3rd person singular
abbreviating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
abbreviated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
abbreviated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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Synonyms:
shorten, cut , condense, abridge, decrease , curtail , edit , censor, clip , chop , strike out, erase , rub out, truncate, contract , make concise, cut short, delete , elide, expunge, expurgate, prune

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