compendiar

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compendiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to summarize
Esta novela es difícil de compendiar en unas pocas líneas porque tiene una trama muy complicada.This novel is difficult to summarize in a few lines because it has a very complicated plot.
b. to summarise (United Kingdom)
El autor ha logrado compendiar en un solo volumen la historia universal del arte.The author has managed to summarise the universal history of art in a single volume.
c. to abridge
Este diccionario que, consta de solo dos volúmenes, es el resultado de compendiar el diccionario original, que constaba de cuatro.This dictionary, which consists of a single volume, is the result of abridging the original dictionary, which consisted of four.
d. to condense
Nadie tiene tiempo de leerse un informe tan largo. Sería necesario compendiarlo.No one has time to read such a long report. We'd need to condense it.
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compendiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cualidades, características)
a. to epitomize
2. (libro, historia)
a. to abridge
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compendiar
transitive verb
to abridge; condense; summarize
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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