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reduce

reduce as in cut down on
  • "make a reduction in"
  • "reduce your daily fat intake"
  • "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Synonyms

  • cut downcut down on; cut with sweeping strokes; cause to come or go down; intercept (a player) ; cut with a blade or mower; cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  • cut backreturn in time; cut down on; cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; place restrictions on
  • trimthin and fit; of places; neat and smart in appearance; severely simple in line or design; a state of arrangement or appearance; a decoration or adornment on a garment; attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation ; cutting down to the desired size or shape ; remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; decorate, as with ornaments; cut down on; balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; be in equilibrium during a flight; decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods ; cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; cut closely; adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
  • trim downcut down on
  • trim backcut down on
  • cutseparated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; fashioned or shaped by cutting; with parts removed; made neat and tidy by trimming; (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; mixed with water; a share of the profits; (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation ; a step on some scale; a wound made by cutting; a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass ; a remark capable of wounding mentally; a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; the style in which a garment is cut; a canal made by erosion or excavation ; a refusal to recognize someone you know; in baseball; (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; the division of a deck of cards before dealing; the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; the act of cutting something into parts; the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; the act of reducing the amount or number; an unexcused absence from class; separate with or as if with an instrument; cut down on; turn sharply; make an incision or separation; discharge from a group; form by probing, penetrating, or digging; style and tailor in a certain fashion; hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; make out and issue; cut and assemble the components of; intentionally fail to attend; be able to manage or manage successfully; give the appearance or impression of; move (one's fist); pass directly and often in haste; pass through or across; make an abrupt change of image or sound; stop filming; make a recording of; record a performance on (a medium); create by duplicating data; form or shape by cutting or incising; perform or carry out; function as a cutting instrument; allow incision or separation; divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; reap or harvest; fell by sawing; penetrate injuriously; refuse to acknowledge; shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; dissolve by breaking down the fat of; have a reducing effect; cease, stop; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; have grow through the gums; grow through the gums; cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
  • bring downmove something or somebody to a lower position; cause the downfall of; impose something unpleasant; cause to come to the ground; cause to be enthusiastic; cut down on
reduce as in make less complex
  • "reduce a problem to a single question"
reduce as in bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
  • "He reduced the population to slavery"
reduce as in simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
    reduce as in lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
    • "She reduced her niece to a servant"
    reduce as in be the essential element
    • "The proposal boils down to a compromise"

    Synonyms

    • come downmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; be the essential element; fall from clouds; get sick; criticize or reprimand harshly
    • boil downbe the essential element; be cooked until very little liquid is left; cook until very little liquid is left
    reduce as in reduce in size
    • "reduce physically"
    • "Hot water will shrink the sweater"
    • "Can you shrink this image?"

    Synonyms

    • shrinka physician who specializes in psychiatry ; wither, as with a loss of moisture; draw back, as with fear or pain; reduce in size; become smaller or draw together; decrease in size, range, or extent
    reduce as in lessen and make more modest
    • "reduce one's standard of living"
    reduce as in make smaller
    • "reduce an image"

    Synonyms

    • scale downreduce proportionally; make smaller
    reduce as in to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons

      Synonyms

      • deoxidizeto remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
      • deoxidiseto remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
      reduce as in narrow or limit
      • "reduce the influx of foreigners"

      Synonyms

      • tightenmake tight or tighter; become tight or tighter; severely restrict in scope or extent; narrow or limit
      reduce as in put down by force or intimidation
      • "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"
      • "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"
      • "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

      Synonyms

      • repressput down by force or intimidation; impede or hinder the natural development or self-expression of ; suppress in order to conceal or hide; put out of one's consciousness ; block the action of
      • quashput down by force or intimidation; declare invalid
      • keep downplace a limit on the number of ; put down by force or intimidation; manage not to throw up
      • subdueput down by force or intimidation; bring under control by force or authority; hold within limits and control; get on top of; make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; correct by punishment or discipline
      • subjugateput down by force or intimidation; make subservient
      reduce as in undergo meiosis
      • "The cells reduce"
      reduce as in reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
        reduce as in destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
          reduce as in reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
          • "The manuscript must be shortened"

          Synonyms

          • abridgereduce in scope while retaining essential elements; lessen, diminish, or curtail
          • foreshortenreduce in scope while retaining essential elements; shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
          • abbreviatereduce in scope while retaining essential elements; shorten
          • shortenmake shorter than originally intended; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; make short or shorter; become short or shorter; edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
          • cutseparated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; fashioned or shaped by cutting; with parts removed; made neat and tidy by trimming; (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; mixed with water; a share of the profits; (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation ; a step on some scale; a wound made by cutting; a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass ; a remark capable of wounding mentally; a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; the style in which a garment is cut; a canal made by erosion or excavation ; a refusal to recognize someone you know; in baseball; (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; the division of a deck of cards before dealing; the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; the act of cutting something into parts; the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; the act of reducing the amount or number; an unexcused absence from class; separate with or as if with an instrument; cut down on; turn sharply; make an incision or separation; discharge from a group; form by probing, penetrating, or digging; style and tailor in a certain fashion; hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; make out and issue; cut and assemble the components of; intentionally fail to attend; be able to manage or manage successfully; give the appearance or impression of; move (one's fist); pass directly and often in haste; pass through or across; make an abrupt change of image or sound; stop filming; make a recording of; record a performance on (a medium); create by duplicating data; form or shape by cutting or incising; perform or carry out; function as a cutting instrument; allow incision or separation; divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; reap or harvest; fell by sawing; penetrate injuriously; refuse to acknowledge; shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; dissolve by breaking down the fat of; have a reducing effect; cease, stop; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; have grow through the gums; grow through the gums; cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
          • contracta binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law ; (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make ; a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid ; enter into a contractual arrangement ; engage by written agreement; squeeze or press together; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; become smaller or draw together; make smaller; compress or concentrate; make or become more narrow or restricted; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
          reduce as in be cooked until very little liquid is left
          • "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

          Synonyms

          • boil downbe the essential element; be cooked until very little liquid is left; cook until very little liquid is left
          • decoctextract the essence of something by boiling it ; be cooked until very little liquid is left; steep in hot water
          • concentratethe desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore ; a concentrated form of a foodstuff; a concentrated example of something; make denser, stronger, or purer; direct one's attention on something; make central; make more concise; draw together or meet in one common center; compress or concentrate; be cooked until very little liquid is left; cook until very little liquid is left
          reduce as in cook until very little liquid is left
          • "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

          Synonyms

          • boil downbe the essential element; be cooked until very little liquid is left; cook until very little liquid is left
          • concentratethe desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore ; a concentrated form of a foodstuff; a concentrated example of something; make denser, stronger, or purer; direct one's attention on something; make central; make more concise; draw together or meet in one common center; compress or concentrate; be cooked until very little liquid is left; cook until very little liquid is left
          reduce as in lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
          • "cut bourbon"

          Synonyms

          • dilutereduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
          • thinwithout viscosity; lose thickness; make thin or thinner; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; take off weight ; of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; lacking excess flesh; very narrow; not dense; relatively thin in consistency or low in density; (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; lacking spirit or sincere effort; lacking substance or significance
          • thin outmake sparse; become sparser; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
          • cutseparated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; fashioned or shaped by cutting; with parts removed; made neat and tidy by trimming; (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; mixed with water; a share of the profits; (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation ; a step on some scale; a wound made by cutting; a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass ; a remark capable of wounding mentally; a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; the style in which a garment is cut; a canal made by erosion or excavation ; a refusal to recognize someone you know; in baseball; (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; the division of a deck of cards before dealing; the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; the act of cutting something into parts; the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; the act of reducing the amount or number; an unexcused absence from class; separate with or as if with an instrument; cut down on; turn sharply; make an incision or separation; discharge from a group; form by probing, penetrating, or digging; style and tailor in a certain fashion; hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; make out and issue; cut and assemble the components of; intentionally fail to attend; be able to manage or manage successfully; give the appearance or impression of; move (one's fist); pass directly and often in haste; pass through or across; make an abrupt change of image or sound; stop filming; make a recording of; record a performance on (a medium); create by duplicating data; form or shape by cutting or incising; perform or carry out; function as a cutting instrument; allow incision or separation; divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; reap or harvest; fell by sawing; penetrate injuriously; refuse to acknowledge; shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; dissolve by breaking down the fat of; have a reducing effect; cease, stop; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; have grow through the gums; grow through the gums; cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
          reduce as in take off weight

            Synonyms

            • melt offtake off weight
            • slimtake off weight ; being of delicate or slender build; small in quantity
            • slenderizemake slender or appear to be slender; take off weight
            • thinwithout viscosity; lose thickness; make thin or thinner; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; take off weight ; of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; lacking excess flesh; very narrow; not dense; relatively thin in consistency or low in density; (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; lacking spirit or sincere effort; lacking substance or significance
            • slim downtake off weight