Amplify and Abridge


Amplify verb - To express more fully and in greater detail.
Usage example: after filing a report of missing luggage, he was asked to amplify a bit as to the circumstances

Abridge is an antonym for amplify in topics: go into detail, increase in size or effect.


Abridge verb - To make less in extent or duration.
Usage example: the library's hours have been drastically abridged to cut costs

Amplify is an antonym for abridge in shorten topic.

Nearby Words: abridgment, abridgement, abridging
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