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abbreviate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abbreviate

(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Synonyms : abridge , contract , cut , foreshorten , reduce , shorten
Example Sentence
  • The manuscript must be shortened

(verb) shorten
Example Sentence
  • Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abbreviate

abbreviate consists of brevity(means brief)..so the meaning would be 'to make brief'
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by Insane

Abbreviate & Elaborate are pronounced similarly but meant inversely... Understood?
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by tolearnvocabs

Abbreviation = short form of anything so abbreviate means to shorten
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by clickme_sandip

abbreviate has root brev (brief) in it; brev (brief) means in short. hence meaning of abbreviate is to shorten something
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