Abbreviate : Synonyms & Antonyms


Transitive Verb

WHO is the abbreviated form of World Health Organization.


1. Abridge

2. condense

3. contract

4. shorten

5. curtail

6. truncate

7. trim

Contextual Examples:

The abridged edition of the book greatly curtailed the cost.

The condensed ideas have not only reduced the size of the book, but also presented it in a better form.

Shorten the length of the précis to its requirement.

They published my article in a truncated form.

I trimmed the boundary wall of my garden to give it a refined look.

We must try to curtail our spending.


1. Lengthen

2. extend

3. elongate

4. stretch

5. prolong

6. protract

7. draw out

Contextual Examples:

Daily exercise lengthens one’s life.

The Government extended his service by three years due to good health.

This looking glass gives an elongated view to one’s face.

They prolonged their visit by a few more days.

The cardigan stretched when I washed it and it’s far too big for me.

The Synonyms and Antonyms form an integral part of the English Language. Acquaintance with the vocabulary of the English language is a necessity for effective expression either in written or in an oral from. Synonyms are nothing but the similar meanings of a particular word or its semantic relation. A Synonym is a word or a phrase that means the same as another word or a phrase in the same language. Antonyms are the negative connotation of a particular word. An Antonym is a word or phrase that is opposite in meaning to a particular word or a phrase in the same language.

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