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Definition of 'abridge'

Verb

  1. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
       Synonyms: foreshorten abbreviate shorten cut contract reduce
       Antonyms: elaborate lucubrate expatiate exposit enlarge flesh out expand expound dilate
  2. lessen, diminish, or curtail; "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"


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