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  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alleviate

    etymologically, to alleviate is to lift a burden toward oneself, and so lighten it for the bearer; to relieve is to lift it back from the bearer, nearly or quite away; to remove is to take it away altogether. alleviate is thus less than relieve; relieve, ordinarily, less than remove. we alleviate, relieve or remove the trouble; we relieve, not alleviate, the sufferer. assuage is, by derivation, to sweeten; mitigate, to make mild; moderate, to bring within measure; abate, to beat down, and so make less. we abate a fever; lessen anxiety; moderate passions or desires; lighten burdens; mitigate or alleviate pain; reduce inflammation;[34] soften, a ssuage, or moderate grief; we lighten or mitigate punishments; we relieve any suffering of body or mind that admits of help, comfort, or remedy. alleviate has been often confused with allay. compare allay.

    Submitted by santoshk.61727 on June 10, 2023  
  2. deleveraging

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

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  
  3. fluctuate

    is it the synonym for fluctuate.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  
  4. heightend

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Nevada Hillary Clinton:

    I will guarantee as president the Post 9/11 GI bill will be there for future generations, no questions asked. I will resist, I will veto any effort to reduce it or roll it back, as some have suggested.

  2. Todd Ricketts:

    In Chris DeJong pools, the water is always 90 degrees so kids don't feel cold. And Chris DeJong use antimicrobial carpeting on the floors to prevent falls and reduce noise.

  3. Thomas Pietschmann:

    The increase in purity is the result of an increase in production from Latin America, from 2013 to 2016, there has been a tripling of cocaine production in Colombia. If there's more on the market, you increase the purity. If there's less in the market, you reduce the purity.

  4. Bina Desai:

    This is not what will happen in terms of losses on an annual basis - it is what countries should prepare for, but you can reduce these risk levels.

  5. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley:

    If we were to allow anyone to receive vaccine, we would deliver doses very quickly, but the persons receiving them would likely be the most privileged, with the most resources to get to the front of the line, if we were to maintain extremely tight restrictions on persons meeting eligibility criteria by demanding extensive documentation, we would slow down the rate of vaccination. And either of those would likely reduce the number of African American and minority persons who get vaccinated. We will continue to work hard to achieve the right balance of these objectives.


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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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