Definition Of abridge


curtail (rights or privileges).

even the right to free speech can be abridged

shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense.

the cassettes have been abridged from the original stories

Example Of abridge

  • A one-volume abridged edition, the basis of this publication, was published in hardback in 1992.

  • Because some of these emails are so long I have abridged several but provided a link to the full email.

  • Dharma has plans for a 300-page abridged version of the book.

  • Does it matter to you if the book you read is abridged or unabridged?

  • Edward E. Ericson, Jr., is a professor of English at Calvin College, and a Solzhenitsyn scholar who abridged The Gulag Archipelago in cooperation with the author.

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