Translation of "abbreviate" - English-Spanish dictionary

abbreviate

verb uk /əˈbriː·vi·eɪt/ (present participle abbreviating, past tense and past participle abbreviated)

to make a word or phrase shorter

abreviar
The word ‘street’ is often abbreviated to ‘St’.

(Translation of “abbreviate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

abbreviate

verb /əˈbriːvieit/

to shorten (a word, phrase etc)

abreviar
’Frederick’ is often abbreviated to ’Fred’.
abbreviation noun

a shortened form of a word etc

abreviatura
’Sub’ is an abbreviation of ’submarine’.

(Translation of “abbreviate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)