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Prune vs Abbreviate - What's the difference?

prune | abbreviate | Synonyms |

Prune is a synonym of abbreviate.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between prune and abbreviate

is that prune is (obsolete) to preen; to prepare; to dress while abbreviate is (obsolete) an abridgment .

In lang=en terms the difference between prune and abbreviate

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while abbreviate is to reduce a word or phrase by means of contraction or omission to a shorter recognizable form .

As nouns the difference between prune and abbreviate

is that prune is (obsolete) a plum while abbreviate is (obsolete) an abridgment .

As verbs the difference between prune and abbreviate

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while abbreviate is (obsolete|transitive) to shorten by omitting parts or details
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As an adjective abbreviate is

(obsolete) abbreviated; abridged; shortened .

Prune vs Snip - What's the difference?

prune | snip | Related terms |

Prune is a related term of snip.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between prune and snip

is that prune is (obsolete) to preen; to prepare; to dress while snip is (obsolete) a share or portion; a snack.

As nouns the difference between prune and snip

is that prune is (obsolete) a plum while snip is the act of snipping; cutting a small amount off of something.

As verbs the difference between prune and snip

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while snip is to cut with short sharp actions, as with scissors.

Prune vs Curtail - What's the difference?

prune | curtail |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between prune and curtail

is that prune is (obsolete) to preen; to prepare; to dress while curtail is (obsolete) to cut short the tail of an animal.

In lang=en terms the difference between prune and curtail

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while curtail is to shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.

In figuratively|lang=en terms the difference between prune and curtail

is that prune is (figuratively) to cut down or shorten (by the removal of unnecessary material) while curtail is (figuratively) to limit or restrict, keep in check.

As nouns the difference between prune and curtail

is that prune is (obsolete) a plum while curtail is (architecture) a scroll termination, as of a step, etc.

As verbs the difference between prune and curtail

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while curtail is (obsolete) to cut short the tail of an animal.

Mow vs Prune - What's the difference?

mow | prune | Related terms |


As verbs the difference between mow and prune

is that mow is to cut something (especially grass or crops) down or knock down while prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive.

As nouns the difference between mow and prune

is that mow is a scornful grimace; a wry face while prune is a plum.

As an initialism MOW

is meals on Wheels.

Prune vs Shave - What's the difference?

prune | shave | Related terms |

Prune is a related term of shave.


In lang=en terms the difference between prune and shave

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while shave is to cut finely, as with slices of meat.

As nouns the difference between prune and shave

is that prune is (obsolete) a plum while shave is an instance of shaving.

As verbs the difference between prune and shave

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while shave is to make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.

Prune vs Clarify - What's the difference?

prune | clarify | Synonyms |

Prune is a synonym of clarify.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between prune and clarify

is that prune is (obsolete) to preen; to prepare; to dress while clarify is (obsolete) to glorify.

As verbs the difference between prune and clarify

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while clarify is to make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; -- said of liquids, as wine or syrup.

As a noun prune

is (obsolete) a plum.

Prune vs Reduce - What's the difference?

prune | reduce |


In lang=en terms the difference between prune and reduce

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while reduce is to bring to an inferior state or condition.

As verbs the difference between prune and reduce

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while reduce is to bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

As a noun prune

is (obsolete) a plum.

Prune vs Crop - What's the difference?

prune | crop | Related terms |


In transitive terms the difference between prune and crop

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while crop is to cause to bear a crop.

Clip vs Prune - What's the difference?

clip | prune | Related terms |


In lang=en terms the difference between clip and prune

is that clip is an unspecified but normally understood as rapid speed or pace while prune is an old woman, especially a wrinkly one.

In obsolete terms the difference between clip and prune

is that clip is an embrace while prune is to preen; to prepare; to dress.

As verbs the difference between clip and prune

is that clip is to grip tightly while prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive.

As nouns the difference between clip and prune

is that clip is something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another while prune is a plum.

Prune vs Simplify - What's the difference?

prune | simplify | Synonyms |


In transitive terms the difference between prune and simplify

is that prune is to remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive while simplify is to make simpler, either by reducing in complexity, reducing to component parts, or making easier to understand.

As a noun prune

is a plum.

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