Pronunciation of Abbreviate
/ɐbɹˈiːvɪˌe͡ɪt/, /ɐbɹˈiːvɪˌeɪt/, /ɐ_b_ɹ_ˈiː_v_ɪ__ˌeɪ_t/
Synonyms for abbreviate:
pay out, cut short, telescope.
Other synonyms and related words:
rationalise, cut, curve, come down, write out, undertake, elongate, thin out, syncopate, expurgate, rationalize, edit, sign on, cut down, elide, scale down, foreshorten, stretch, disregard, sign, veer, slue, telescope, thin, cut short, tighten, geld, ignore, narrow, bowdlerize, bring down, make out, take, swerve, sheer, slew, quash, switch off, trim down, decoct, trim back, constrict, repress, melt off, bowdlerise, dilute, edit out, burn, subjugate, keep down, deoxidize, cut back, turn off, subdue, snub, boil down, lose weight, press, sign up, slim down, get.
cut short an activity (verb)
contract, concentrate, lessen, erode, lower, compress, abridge, truncate, compact, dwindle, shorten, deduct, curtail, deflate, drain, recede, diminish, abate, die down, subside, decrement, shrink, deplete, decrease.