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Synonyms for boil down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reduce, come down, boil down(verb)

    be the essential element

    "The proposal boils down to a compromise"

    Synonyms:
    bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, foreshorten, trim down, slim, go down, cut, precipitate, trim back, descend, trim, slenderize, cut back, cut down, subjugate, thin out, shrink, sicken, fall, abridge, come down, contract, melt off, subdue, scale down, concentrate, deoxidize, shorten, dilute, thin, reduce, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

  2. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate(verb)

    be cooked until very little liquid is left

    "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

    Synonyms:
    digest, bring down, decoct, pore, slim down, quash, foreshorten, cut back, trim down, rivet, thin out, center, focus, centralise, cut, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut down, tighten, subjugate, shrink, abridge, reduce, condense, contract, melt off, subdue, scale down, centre, concentrate, deoxidize, shorten, dilute, slim, thin, come down, centralize, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress

  3. reduce, boil down, concentrate(verb)

    cook until very little liquid is left

    "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

    Synonyms:
    digest, bring down, decoct, pore, slim down, quash, foreshorten, trim down, rivet, slim, center, focus, centralise, cut, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut back, cut down, subjugate, thin out, shrink, abridge, come down, condense, contract, melt off, subdue, scale down, centre, concentrate, deoxidize, shorten, dilute, thin, reduce, centralize, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

Wiktionary

  1. boil down(verb)

    To become reduced (to the most central elements or ingredients: to the essence, core or implication for action).

    So what this boils down to is that you still owe me that fifty bucks.

    Synonyms:
    come down to

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  1. boildown

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How to use boil down in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    You can boil down all of my negotiations to one word: flexibility. Is this organization flexible enough to make sure that countries inside the eurozone can grow and succeed, and countries outside the eurozone like Britain can find what they need as well, if it's flexible enough, we'll stay. If it's not flexible enough we'll have to ask ourselves a very profound question: is this organization for us?

  2. Vic Berger:

    I like to amplify what's already there and focus on that, like the weird facial expressions and the people behind them. I boil down the candidates almost to their essence, in a way. You can watch a five-minute video of mine and not learn anything about what their policy is. But I think you do get an understanding of what kind of person they might be.

  3. Uzo Asonye:

    All of these charges boil down to one simple issue : that Paul Manafort lied, paul Manafort placed Paul Manafort and Paul Manafort money over the law.

  4. Cal Jillson:

    What these primaries really boil down to is one issue: Trump versus anti-Trump, there is relatively little talk about the issues for either party. It’s a race to the margins. Democrats are all against the president, while with Republicans it’s about staying close to Trump, and whether that hurts or helps them.

  5. Juliya Arbisman:

    These might boil down to the ability of preexisting legal mechanisms to deal with these sorts of modern questions, there is also a pretty clear case for countries insisting on China to honor its obligations under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to stop people from trading in and eating endangered species, which is likely how Covid-19 infected humans in the first place.

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