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Synonyms for reduce

Synonyms for (verb) reduce

Synonyms: reduce, slenderize, slim, slim down, thin, melt off, lose weight Definition: take off weight

Similar words: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: dilute, cut, reduce, thin, thin out Definition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture Usage: cut bourbon

Similar words: weaken Definition: lessen the strength of Usage: The fever weakened his body

Synonyms: tighten, reduce Definition: narrow or limit Usage: reduce the influx of foreigners

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle Definition: place limits on (extent or access) Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends

Synonyms: reduce, boil down, concentrate Definition: cook until very little liquid is left Usage: The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: concentrate, decoct, boil down, reduce Definition: be cooked until very little liquid is left Usage: The sauce should reduce to one cup

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Synonyms: reduce, boil down, come down Definition: be the essential element Usage: The proposal boils down to a compromise

Similar words: become, turn Definition: undergo a change or development Usage: The water turned into ice; Her former friend became her worst enemy; He turned traitor

Synonyms: reduce, deoxidise, deoxidize Definition: 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

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: reduce, scale down Definition: make smaller Usage: reduce an image

Similar words: shrink, reduce Definition: reduce in size; reduce physically Usage: Hot water will shrink the sweater; Can you shrink this image?

Synonyms: shrink, reduce Definition: reduce in size; reduce physically Usage: Hot water will shrink the sweater; Can you shrink this image?

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: reduce Definition: make less complex Usage: reduce a problem to a single question

Similar words: simplify Definition: make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent Usage: We had to simplify the instructions; this move will simplify our lives

Synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: reduce Definition: destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it

Similar words: de-emphasise, de-emphasize, destress Definition: reduce the emphasis

Synonyms: reduce Definition: reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site

Similar words: reposition Definition: place into another position

Synonyms: reduce Definition: undergo meiosis Usage: The cells reduce

Similar words: divide, separate, part Definition: come apart Usage: The two pieces that we had glued separated

Synonyms: reduce Definition: lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation Usage: She reduced her niece to a servant

Similar words: put down, take down, degrade, demean, disgrace Definition: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally Usage: She tends to put down younger women colleagues; His critics took him down after the lecture

Synonyms: reduce Definition: simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another

Similar words: exchange, replace, interchange, substitute Definition: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items Usage: the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt; substitute regular milk with fat-free milk; synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Synonyms: reduce Definition: lessen and make more modest Usage: reduce one's standard of living

Similar words: impoverish Definition: make poor

Synonyms: reduce Definition: bring to humbler or weaker state or condition Usage: He reduced the population to slavery

Similar words: demote, kick downstairs, relegate, break, bump Definition: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank Usage: She was demoted because she always speaks up; He was broken down to Sergeant

Synonyms: subdue, subjugate, quash, reduce, repress, keep down Definition: put down by force or intimidation Usage: The government quashes any attempt of an uprising; China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently; The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

Similar words: crush, suppress, oppress Definition: come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority Usage: The government oppresses political activists