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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reduce

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downverb

    cut down on; make a reduction in

    "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

    Synonyms:
    clip, cut out, skip, strike down, ignore, cut off, put down, lop, knock down, curtail, turn off, fell, trim, tailor, visit, shave, quash, cut, overthrow, cut back, mow, land, turn out, lose weight, shrink, slew, rationalise, switch off, prune, melt off, trim down, snip, contract, dress, shorten, thin, make out, geld, rationalize, disregard, down, snub, push down, inflict, subvert, slim down, concentrate, garnish, slue, tighten, abbreviate, bring down, pull down, restrict, keep down, hack, impose, flash back, subdue, cut down, deoxidise, burn, subjugate, curb, issue, edit, edit out, come down, repress, let down, foreshorten, dilute, write out, thin out, curve, swerve, get down, scale down, crop, drop, take down, boil down, pare, slenderize, trend, lower, abridge, deoxidize, sheer, slash, veer, overturn, decoct, slim, trim back

    Antonyms:
    put on, enlarge, gain, magnify, blow up

  2. reduceverb

    make less complex

    "reduce a problem to a single question"

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

    Antonyms:
    magnify, put on, gain, blow up, enlarge

  3. reduceverb

    bring to humbler or weaker state or condition

    "He reduced the population to slavery"

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

    Antonyms:
    blow up, gain, put on, magnify, enlarge

  4. reduceverb

    simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another

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

    Antonyms:
    gain, enlarge, magnify, blow up, put on

  5. reduceverb

    lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation

    "She reduced her niece to a servant"

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

    Antonyms:
    blow up, enlarge, gain, put on, magnify

  6. reduce, come down, boil downverb

    be the essential element

    "The proposal boils down to a compromise"

    Synonyms:
    bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, boil down, 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, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

    Antonyms:
    magnify, put on, gain, enlarge, blow up

  7. shrink, reduceverb

    reduce in size; reduce physically

    "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"

    Synonyms:
    wither, bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, boil down, foreshorten, quail, trim down, thin out, cut, funk, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut down, flinch, tighten, wince, shrink, shrivel up, abridge, recoil, contract, melt off, subdue, scale down, cringe, concentrate, thin, deoxidize, subjugate, dilute, shorten, slim, shrivel, squinch, come down, deoxidise, abbreviate, cut back, keep down, lose weight, repress

    Antonyms:
    gain, enlarge, blow up, magnify, put on

  8. reduceverb

    lessen and make more modest

    "reduce one's standard of living"

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

    Antonyms:
    magnify, gain, blow up, enlarge, put on

  9. reduce, scale downverb

    make smaller

    "reduce an image"

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

    Antonyms:
    blow up, enlarge, put on, magnify, gain

  10. deoxidize, deoxidise, reduceverb

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

    Antonyms:
    gain, magnify, put on, enlarge, blow up

  11. reduce, tightenverb

    narrow or limit

    "reduce the influx of foreigners"

    Synonyms:
    bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, boil down, foreshorten, trim down, slim, constrain, cut, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut back, stiffen, cut down, subjugate, thin out, shrink, abridge, come down, contract, melt off, fasten, subdue, scale down, concentrate, deoxidize, shorten, dilute, thin, tighten up, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

    Antonyms:
    gain, blow up, enlarge, magnify, put on

  12. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduceverb

    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:
    chasten, strangle, get over, suppress, concentrate, master, conquer, avoid, quash, slim down, boil down, surmount, scale down, annul, trim down, thin out, inhibit, lose weight, decoct, cut, foreshorten, nullify, abbreviate, trim, slenderize, subject, shorten, deoxidise, crucify, subjugate, cut down, abridge, contract, melt off, subdue, curb, stamp down, invalidate, deoxidize, come down, subordinate, tame, number, mortify, dilute, slim, shrink, smother, thin, bring down, trim back, cut back, overcome, muffle, keep down, stifle, void, repress, tighten

    Antonyms:
    gain, blow up, enlarge, magnify, put on

  13. reduceverb

    undergo meiosis

    "The cells reduce"

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

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, blow up, magnify, put on, gain

  14. reduceverb

    reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site

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

    Antonyms:
    put on, enlarge, gain, blow up, magnify

  15. reduceverb

    destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it

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

    Antonyms:
    magnify, blow up, enlarge, put on, gain

  16. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceverb

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    "The manuscript must be shortened"

    Synonyms:
    sign on, expurgate, skip, foreshorten, ignore, cut off, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, sign, hack, compress, tailor, quash, disregard, cut back, sign up, turn out, lose weight, slew, rationalise, switch off, castrate, prune, melt off, trim down, scale down, contract, condense, shorten, compact, thin, slim down, geld, rationalize, make out, abridge, constrict, issue, narrow, take, squeeze, bring down, trim, slue, tighten, deoxidise, abbreviate, turn off, keep down, cut, subdue, cut down, dilute, burn, subjugate, get, shrink, edit, edit out, come down, repress, press, write out, thin out, swerve, boil down, snub, slenderize, trend, curve, deoxidize, sheer, concentrate, undertake, veer, decoct, slim, trim back

    Antonyms:
    magnify, enlarge, put on, gain, blow up

  17. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrateverb

    be cooked until very little liquid is left

    "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

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

    Antonyms:
    magnify, gain, enlarge, put on, blow up

  18. reduce, boil down, concentrateverb

    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, boil down, 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, centralize, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

    Antonyms:
    magnify, blow up, enlarge, put on, gain

  19. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cutverb

    lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

    "cut bourbon"

    Synonyms:
    veer, bring down, decoct, sheer, slim down, turn off, quash, turn out, boil down, burn, foreshorten, shorten, hack, trim down, slim, prune, edit, snub, debase, cut, rationalize, load, curve, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, cut back, write out, cut down, subjugate, thin out, shrink, skip, abridge, make out, adulterate, contract, melt off, subdue, scale down, switch off, concentrate, stretch, thin, deoxidize, come down, dilute, geld, rationalise, slew, disregard, tailor, cut off, slenderize, edit out, slue, issue, deoxidise, abbreviate, trend, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

    Antonyms:
    gain, blow up, enlarge, put on, magnify

  20. reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, thin, slim downverb

    take off weight

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

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, gain, blow up, put on, magnify

Editors Contribution

  1. deleveraging

    because deleveraging means to reduce, bring down or pay off something.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  
  2. fluctuate

    is it the synonym for fluctuate.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  
  3. heightend

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    restore, bring back

  2. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    render, form, mould, make, shape, model, remodel, convert into, resolve into, change into, bring into, bring to

  3. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    diminish, contract, lessen, abate, decrease, abridge, curtail, shorten, cut short, cut down, make less

  4. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    depress, debase, lower, weaken, dwarf

  5. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    subdue, conquer, subjugate, overpower, overthrow, vanquish, master, get the better of, get the upper hand of, bring into subjection

  6. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    impoverish, ruin, bring to want, bring to poverty

  7. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    (Math.) solve, resolve

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reduceverb

    Synonyms:
    diminish, lower, degrade, minimize, depress, debase, humble, conquer, subdue, vanquish, subjugate, subject

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How to use reduce in a sentence?

  1. Tereza Cristina:

    We are going to sell our protein at $2,000 a ton, be it chicken, beef or pork, it will certainly reduce our soy exports, but we will add value.

  2. Laurentiu Baciu:

    It's common sense that any maize farmer, be it in Spain or in Portugal or in Romania, would like to reduce production costs and eventually reap a bigger harvest.

  3. Max Maizels:

    Cold seems to set up bedwetting. Some families have a child's bed adjacent to an exposed wall and by moving the bed away from the cold wall it seems to reduce wetting.

  4. Med Jones:

    Over the long term, if government revenues continue to be less than the expenditures (deficit). This will result in accumulated debt. An increasing government debt will result in higher interest payments, and less money available for socioeconomic development. To pay for the debt, the government will have to raise taxes, which will reduce the competitive position of the country in the global economy and chase investors away resulting in less economic activities and more job losses. In order to avoid higher unemployment and social instability, the government have to raise more debt to fund spending and welfare support by raising the interest rate which will increase the cost of money, reduce corporate profits and slow economic investments, thus resulting in more job losses and reduced government revenues, despite income tax increases. It is what I call a vicious economic cycle.

  5. Home Minister Safaraz Bugti:

    It was a judge's car that was passing, but I believe it was the police who were the target, it was a remote-controlled device with 3-4 kg of explosives ... I think these kinds of cowardly acts will not reduce our morale.


Translations for reduce

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  • reduirCatalan, Valencian
  • abnehmen, reduzieren, herabsetzenGerman
  • reducirSpanish
  • taandamaEstonian
  • کاستنPersian
  • huonontaa, keventyä, supistaa, laskea, kukistaa, alistaa, pelkistää, vähentää, alentaa, keittää kokoon, nöyryyttää, pienentää, sieventää, laihtuaFinnish
  • réduireFrench
  • reducirGalician
  • lever, leigáz, csökkent, besűrítHungarian
  • փոքրացնել, նվազեցնելArmenian
  • dineskarIdo
  • degradare, sottomettere, ridurre in cattività, dimagrire, ridurre, retrocedereItalian
  • 煮詰める, 下げる, 鎮める, 減らす, 約分, 鎮圧, 簡約, 切り詰める, 削減, 減る, 強いる, 不純物を取り除く, 還元Japanese
  • 줄이다Korean
  • dēdūcōLatin
  • pamazināt, samazināt, mazinātLatvian
  • whakamimitiMāori
  • verminderen, verlagenDutch
  • redusereNorwegian
  • degradować, obniżyć, zmniejszać, schudnąć, stracić na wadzę, obniżać, skrócić, uprościć, zeszczupleć, wytopić, zmniejszyć, skracać, wytapiać, zdegradować, upraszczaćPolish
  • emagrecer, diminuir, rebaixar, reduzirPortuguese
  • redutgear, reduzir, redür, redutgier, reducir, redüerRomansh
  • reduce, diminua, micșoraRomanian
  • уменьшить, снизить, понижать, понизить, уменьшать, снижать, упрощать, худеть, упроститьRussian
  • ลดThai
  • 減少Chinese

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