abbreviate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abbreviate
abbreviate consists of brevity(means brief)..so the meaning would be 'to make brief'
Abbreviate & Elaborate are pronounced similarly but meant inversely... Understood?
Abbreviation = short form of anything so abbreviate means to shorten
abbreviate has root brev (brief) in it; brev (brief) means in short. hence meaning of abbreviate is to shorten something