What are the opposite words for extend?

The word "extend" refers to making something longer or stretching it out. Antonyms of "extend" include shorten, retract, contract, abbreviate, reduce, shrink, curtail, condense, and truncate. Shorten is the opposite of "extend" as it means to make something shorter. Retract means to draw something back or to withdraw it. Contract means to reduce in size or to compress. The word "abbreviate" means to shorten a word or phrase. Reduce means to make something smaller, whereas shrink means to reduce in size or volume. Curtail means to cut short or reduce, and condense means to make something more concise. Truncate means to shorten or cut off the end of something.

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