Succinct vs Abridge - What's the difference?

succinct | abridge |


In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between succinct and abridge

is that succinct is (archaic) wrapped by, or as if by a girdle; closely fitting, wound or wrapped or drawn up tightly while abridge is (archaic) to deprive; to cut off .

As an adjective succinct

is brief and to the point.

As a verb abridge is

(archaic) to deprive; to cut off .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

succinct

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • brief and to the point
  • compressed into a tiny area.
  • (archaic) wrapped by, or as if by a girdle; closely fitting, wound or wrapped or drawn up tightly.
  • Synonyms

    * concise * laconic * See also

    Derived terms

    * succinctness * succinctly

    abridge

    English

    Verb

    (abridg)
  • (archaic) To deprive; to cut off.
  • (transitive, archaic, rare) To debar from.
  • To make shorter; to shorten in duration or extent.
  • * The bridegroom ... abridged his visit. - Smollett
  • * She retired herself to Sebaste, and abridged her train from state to necessity. - Fuller
  • To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
  • Cut short; truncate.
  • To curtail.
  • He had his rights abridged by the crooked sheriff.

    Usage notes

    * (deprive) Usually used with to' or sometimes with '''from''' as, to ' abridge one of his rights.

    Derived terms

    * abridged * abridger * abridgement

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