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In the past, those who had ideas they wished to communicate to the public had the unquestioned right to disseminate those ideas in an open marketplace, called a mall, we should not abridge that right.
Sol Wachtler

Meaning of "abridge" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABRIDGE

Via Old French abregier from Late Latin abbreviāre to shorten.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABRIDGE

abridge  [əˈbrɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABRIDGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abridge is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb abridge in English.

WHAT DOES ABRIDGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

abridge

Abridge

Coordinates: 51°39′08″N 0°07′09″E / 51.6523°N 0.1191°E / 51.6523; 0.1191 Abridge is a village in Essex, England. It is on the River Roding, 16 miles southwest of the county town of Chelmsford. The village is in the district of Epping Forest and in the parliamentary constituency of Brentwood & Ongar. It is part of the civil parish of Lambourne and is served by Lambourne Parish Council. It takes its name from the brick bridge over the River Roding, which is situated just to the north of the modern centre, on the road to Theydon Bois.

Definition of abridge in the English dictionary

The first definition of abridge in the dictionary is to reduce the length of by condensing or rewriting. Other definition of abridge is to curtail; diminish. Abridge is also to deprive of.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ABRIDGE

PRESENT

Present
I abridge
you abridge
he/she/it abridges
we abridge
you abridge
they abridge
Present continuous
I am abridging
you are abridging
he/she/it is abridging
we are abridging
you are abridging
they are abridging
Present perfect
I have abridged
you have abridged
he/she/it has abridged
we have abridged
you have abridged
they have abridged
Present perfect continuous
I have been abridging
you have been abridging
he/she/it has been abridging
we have been abridging
you have been abridging
they have been abridging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I abridged
you abridged
he/she/it abridged
we abridged
you abridged
they abridged
Past continuous
I was abridging
you were abridging
he/she/it was abridging
we were abridging
you were abridging
they were abridging
Past perfect
I had abridged
you had abridged
he/she/it had abridged
we had abridged
you had abridged
they had abridged
Past perfect continuous
I had been abridging
you had been abridging
he/she/it had been abridging
we had been abridging
you had been abridging
they had been abridging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will abridge
you will abridge
he/she/it will abridge
we will abridge
you will abridge
they will abridge
Future continuous
I will be abridging
you will be abridging
he/she/it will be abridging
we will be abridging
you will be abridging
they will be abridging
Future perfect
I will have abridged
you will have abridged
he/she/it will have abridged
we will have abridged
you will have abridged
they will have abridged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been abridging
you will have been abridging
he/she/it will have been abridging
we will have been abridging
you will have been abridging
they will have been abridging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would abridge
you would abridge
he/she/it would abridge
we would abridge
you would abridge
they would abridge
Conditional continuous
I would be abridging
you would be abridging
he/she/it would be abridging
we would be abridging
you would be abridging
they would be abridging
Conditional perfect
I would have abridge
you would have abridge
he/she/it would have abridge
we would have abridge
you would have abridge
they would have abridge
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been abridging
you would have been abridging
he/she/it would have been abridging
we would have been abridging
you would have been abridging
they would have been abridging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you abridge
we let´s abridge
you abridge
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to abridge
Past participle
abridged
Present Participle
abridging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABRIDGE


average
ˈævərɪdʒ
Bainbridge
ˈbeɪnˌbrɪdʒ
Banbridge
ˈbænbrɪdʒ
bridge
brɪdʒ
Cambridge
ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ
Coatbridge
ˈkəʊtˌbrɪdʒ
coverage
ˈkʌvərɪdʒ
drawbridge
ˈdrɔːˌbrɪdʒ
flybridge
ˈflaɪˌbrɪdʒ
footbridge
ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ
Lethbridge
ˈlɛθbrɪdʒ
Muybridge
ˈmaɪbrɪdʒ
overbridge
ˈəʊvəˌbrɪdʒ
Oxbridge
ˈɒksˌbrɪdʒ
Redbridge
ˈrɛdˌbrɪdʒ
skybridge
ˈskaɪˌbrɪdʒ
Stourbridge
ˈstaʊəˌbrɪdʒ
Tonbridge
ˈtʌnˌbrɪdʒ
Trowbridge
ˈtrəʊˌbrɪdʒ
Uxbridge
ˈʌksˌbrɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABRIDGE

abrazo
abreact
abreaction
abreactive
abreast
abreast of
abri
abricock
abridegment
abridgable
abridgeable
abridged
abridger
abridgment
abrim
abrin
abroach
abroad
abrogable
abrogate

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABRIDGE

cartridge
Coleridge
contract bridge
Coolidge
duplicate bridge
estridge
fridge
Golden Gate Bridge
land bridge
London Bridge
Millennium Bridge
nuke the fridge
partridge
porridge
Rainbow Bridge
ridge
Stamford Bridge
suspension bridge
swing bridge
toll bridge
water under the bridge

Synonyms and antonyms of abridge in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABRIDGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «abridge» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of abridge

Translation of «abridge» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABRIDGE

Find out the translation of abridge to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abridge from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abridge» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

删节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abrevie
570 millions of speakers

English

abridge
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संक्षेपण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ينتقص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сокращать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abreviar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংক্ষেপ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abréger
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Abridge
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kürzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

短くする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요약하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbatalake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kể chuyện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறுக்குங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संक्षिप्त करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kısaltmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abbreviare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrócić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скорочувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prescurta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μειώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besnoeien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förkorta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forkorte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abridge

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABRIDGE»

The term «abridge» is regularly used and occupies the 102.871 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABRIDGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abridge

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2 QUOTES WITH «ABRIDGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abridge.
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Lyman Trumbull
Each state, so that it does not abridge the great fundamental rights belonging, under the Constitution, to all citizens, may grant or withhold such civil rights as it pleases; all that is required is that, in this respect, its laws shall be impartial.
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Sol Wachtler
In the past, those who had ideas they wished to communicate to the public had the unquestioned right to disseminate those ideas in an open marketplace, called a mall, we should not abridge that right.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABRIDGE»

Discover the use of abridge in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abridge and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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No State Shall Abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the ...
“The book is carefully organized and well written, and it deals with a question that is still of great importance—what is the relationship of the Bill of Rights to the states.”—Journal of American History “Curtis effectively ...
Michael Kent Curtis, 1986
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the funerary art of ancient egypt: abridge to the relam of ...
This book is novel in that it is the first to discuss the artistic development of funerary scenes over the four hundred years of the New Kingdom, covering the different reigns of the period.
abeer el shahawy, 2005
3
We the People the Fourteenth Amendment and the Su
Let's start with the word "abridge". The Fourteenth Amendment forbids states to make or enforce laws that "abridge" the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States. Other amendments forbid states to "deny or abridge" ...
Michael J. Perry, 1999
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in ...
Yet abbreviate is hardl ever use but in the simple sense 0 to shorten, while abridge is applied with more play of metaphor, as to abridge powers and privi eges. We speak peculiarly of abbreviating words in writing, as Dr., Lieut., Esq. To abridge ...
Charles John Smith, 1908
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of ...
8 P. Now, it was upon this difference that a distinction took place in the common law as to the right of the demandant to abridge his demand. If the writ was special , he could not abridge his demand in any case. If the writ was general, de libero ...
United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, 1855
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous ...
ABRIDGE. ABBREVIATE. CURTAIL. CONTRACT. Of these ABRIDGE and ABBREVIATE are the same word etymologically, the Latin abbreviare becoming the French abreger (brevis, short). Yet abbreviate is hardly ever used but in the simple ...
‎1871
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The Southwestern Reporter
If. within the mea'ning of the above statute, they do not limit or abridge the duty or liability of the carrier as It exists at common law or by virtue of any statutory enactment, then they must determine the right of the plaintiff to maintain this action, ...
8
Principles of Equity
jjlri'irr ..rfr,v»ii')r*ri'tf* Forms of the common law dispensed with, in order to abridge law-suits. Retention, which is an equitable exception resembling compensation, was introduced by the Court of Session, without authority of a statute.
Lord Henry Home Kames, 1825
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The Statutes at Large: From the Magna Charta, to the End of ...
Plaintiffs in qfftse may abridge their plaints. FORASMUCH as afffes, which have been thought the most Dyer, 6i, 65, speedy remedy, be now by occasion os pleading of many ban ^88,13*. moieties and parts of the lands put in view and plaint, ...
Great Britain, Danby Pickering, 1763
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Source listing of OMNITAB II program
SUBROUTINE ABRIDG ABR 10 c VERSION 5.00 ABRIDG 5/15/70 ABR 20 c ABR 30 c TH£ COMMAND ABRIDGE MAY BE USE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS ABR 40 c ABRIDGE ROW,, OF COL ++,++, (USE RPRINT UNLESS IOSWT HAS ...
Sally T. Peavy, Ruth N. Varner, David Hogben, 1971

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABRIDGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abridge is used in the context of the following news items.
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Texas A.G. Ken Paxton Orders State Officials to Violate Texas …
... fake Christians from using “their religious freedom” to abridge any other Texans' civil rights; including the right to marry the person they love. «PoliticusUSA, Jul 15»
2
WALTER WILLIAMS: Constitutional ignorance and dereliction
Some of the founders' distrust is seen in our Constitution's language, such as Congress shall not abridge, infringe, deny, disparage, violate or ... «nwitimes.com, Jul 15»
3
A Decision for the Ages
The Court then held that laws that exclude LGBTQ couples from marriage "burden the liberty of same-sex couples, and ... abridge central ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
The meaning of independence and liberty
Further, people are only truly free as long as they don't abridge the rights of other law-abiding individuals. Democratic societies enable ... «Times Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Review – Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play – by Harry Duke
... and the complete works of William Shakespeare, one wouldn't think the Reduced Shakespeare Company would have much left to abridge. «Sonoma County Gazette, Jul 15»
6
For a hilarious Shakespeare experience
They use a number of theatrical devices to abridge the show and stage the plays as reductions, a cooking show, a football game, scholarly ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Ladies group raise £22k for charity minibus
The Abridge Ladies Golfing Group hosted the golf day at the Abridge Golf Club in ... Revitalise Trustee Linda Beaney said: "Thank you to Abridge Golf Club who ... «Epping Forest Guardian, Jul 15»
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Gawker's lawyer says the Hulk Hogan sex tape isn't 'revenge porn'
In the Gawker case, many court-watchers are concerned a Hogan win conflicts with the First Amendment and will abridge journalists' rights to ... «Fusion, Jul 15»
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Historical precedents led us to marriage dilemma
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
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Readers react to Supreme Court cases
... Constitution contemplates that democracy is the appropriate process for change, so long as that process does not abridge fundamental rights ... «Rochester Business Journal, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Abridge [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/abridge>. Dec 2019 ».
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