Student Thesaurus

One entry found for shorten.
Entry Word: shorten
Function: verb
Text: to make less in extent or duration <we decided to shorten the distance we had to walk home by cutting across the neighbor's lawn> <if Grandma has to go shopping today, you'll need to shorten your visit>
Synonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut back
Related Words digest, summarize; abate, compress, constrict, contract, cut, cut down, pare, prune, trim; decrease, de-escalate, deflate, diminish, dock, dwindle, lessen, lower, moderate, modify, reduce, retrench, shrink, slash, taper
Near Antonyms enlarge, expand, supplement; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, dilate, escalate, heighten, increase, maximize, raise; blow up, distend, inflate, swell
Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract