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