What is another word for shorten?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈɔːtən] (IPA)

Shorten is a common word that means to reduce the length or duration of something. There are several other synonyms that can be used in place of this word to convey a similar meaning. One such synonym is abridge, which means to shorten or condense a text or written work without sacrificing its essence. Another synonym is curtail, which means to lessen the duration or extent of something. Trim is also a synonym for shorten, which means to reduce or cut down the size or amount of something. Other synonyms include abbreviate, compress, truncate, and contract. Using these synonyms for shorten can help make your writing more varied and interesting, as well as prevent it from becoming repetitive.

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What are the opposite words for shorten?

Shorten means to make something shorter in length or duration. Antonyms for shorten include lengthen, extend, prolong, elongate, draw out, expand, and increase. Lengthen means to make longer, while extend implies stretching out something beyond its original limits. Prolong suggests prolonging something beyond its expected or intended end, and elongate involves stretching, pulling, or straightening something out to make it longer. Draw out, expand, and increase refer to increasing the size, quantity or duration of something. These antonyms are useful for conveying the opposite meaning of shorten in various contexts such as writing, construction, science, and medicine.

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Usage examples for Shorten

Wicked men may grudge that God's sun shine on the fields of their enemies and prosper them, but their envy cannot darken or shorten the course of the sun: so may wicked men grudge that I work these miracles, and do these deeds of My loving Father, but I am as far above their reach as the sun in the heavens; until I have run My appointed course their envy is impotent.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Well, to shorten this tale, I settled here and married my wife.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
The day will come when science will turn against this error, and no longer hesitate to shorten our misfortunes.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell

Famous quotes with Shorten

  • I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
    Christiaan Barnard
  • In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
  • A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire when they'd like to shorten sail.
    Sterling Hayden
  • If we carry on filling up the calendar, we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity. The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted 10 years because the athlete is burnt out.
    Alberto Juantorena
  • It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
    Bishop Robert South

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