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reduce

verb

1 reduce

Cut down on; make a reduction in:
— Reduce your daily fat intake.

synonyms: bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, trim, trim back, trim down.

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Dutch: vermindering, korting, besnoeien, minderen, reduceren, terugbrengen, verkleinen, verminderen



2 reduce

Make less complex.

3 reduce

Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition.

Dutch: verlagen

4 reduce

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

5 reduce

Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation.

Dutch: verminderen

6 reduce

Be the essential element.

synonyms: boil down, come down.

7 reduce

Reduce in size; reduce physically.

synonym: shrink.

Roget 804: be poor etc. adj.; want, lack, starve, live from hand to mouth, have seen better days, go down in the world, come upon the parish; go to the dogs, go to wrack and ruin; not have a penny ... show more

Roget 813: discount, bate; abate, rebate; reduce, price down, mark down take off, allow, give, make allowance; tax.   

8 reduce

Lessen and make more modest.

9 reduce

Make smaller:
— Reduce an image.

synonym: scale down.

10 reduce

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: deoxidise, deoxidize.

11 reduce

Narrow or limit:
— Reduce the influx of foreigners.

synonym: tighten.

12 reduce

Put down by force or intimidation.

synonyms: keep down, quash, repress, subdue, subjugate.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

13 reduce

Undergo meiosis.

14 reduce

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

15 reduce

Destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it.

16 reduce

Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.

synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, shorten.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

Dutch: bekorten, samentrekken, verkorten, versimpelen

17 reduce

Be cooked until very little liquid is left:
— The sauce should reduce to one cup.

synonyms: boil down, concentrate, decoct.

Dutch: uitkoken

18 reduce

Cook until very little liquid is left:
— The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time.

synonyms: boil down, concentrate.

Dutch: indikken

19 reduce

Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.

synonyms: cut, dilute, thin, thin out.

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... show more

Roget 103: be few etc. adj.. render few etc. adj.; reduce, diminish the number, weed, eliminate, cull, thin, decimate.   

20 reduce

Take off weight.

synonyms: melt off, slenderize, slim, slim down, thin.

Dutch: afvallen, vermageren


Moby thesaurus: abase, abash, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, acetify, acidify, acidulate, adjust, adjust to, adulterate, afflict, alkalify, alkalize, allay, alleviate, allow, alter ... show more.

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