1. abbreviate

verb. ['əˈbriːviːˌeɪt'] shorten.


  • accelerate

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Rhymes with Abbreviate

  • alleviate
  • deviate

Sentences with abbreviate

1. Verb, base form
With Turabian style, you can spell out the name of the version or abbreviate it.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Of these terms, GHz and RAM each abbreviate critical concepts that apply to every computer you encounter.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The letters Eq or eq commonly abbreviate equivalent weight.

Quotes about abbreviate

1. The AP Stylebook is Useless {Couplet} I can't abbreviate abbreviation nor know how to initialize an acronym,I can find the contraction for contraction nor the précis for a homonym.
- Beryl Dov

2. abbreviate

verb. ['əˈbriːviːˌeɪt'] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.


  • lessen
  • foreshorten
  • bowdlerize
  • digest
  • bowdlerise
  • castrate
  • expurgate
  • edit
  • decrease
  • contract
  • concentrate
  • reduce
  • minify
  • cut
  • shorten
  • edit out
  • abridge


  • expand
  • stretch
  • appreciate
  • lengthen