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Synonyms for reduce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down(verb)

    cut down on; make a reduction in

    Synonyms:
    clip, cut out, skip, strike down, ignore, cut off, put down, lop, knock down, reduce, 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. reduce(verb)

    make less complex

    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. reduce(verb)

    bring to humbler or weaker state or condition

    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. reduce(verb)

    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. reduce(verb)

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

    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 down(verb)

    be the essential element

    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, reduce, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

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

  7. shrink, reduce(verb)

    reduce in size; reduce physically

    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, reduce, 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. reduce(verb)

    lessen and make more modest

    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 down(verb)

    make smaller

    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, reduce, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

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

  10. deoxidize, deoxidise, reduce(verb)

    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, reduce, 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, tighten(verb)

    narrow or limit

    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, reduce, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

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

  12. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce(verb)

    put down by force or intimidation

    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, reduce, 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. reduce(verb)

    undergo meiosis

    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. reduce(verb)

    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. reduce(verb)

    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, reduce(verb)

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    Synonyms:
    sign on, expurgate, skip, foreshorten, ignore, cut off, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, sign, reduce, 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, concentrate(verb)

    be cooked until very little liquid is left

    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, 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

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

  18. reduce, boil down, concentrate(verb)

    cook until very little liquid is left

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

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

  19. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut(verb)

    lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

    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, reduce, 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 down(verb)

    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, reduce, deoxidise, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress, tighten

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reduce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restore, bring back

  2. reduce(v. a.)

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

  3. reduce(v. a.)

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

  4. reduce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    depress, debase, lower, weaken, dwarf

  5. reduce(v. a.)

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

  6. reduce(v. a.)

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

  7. reduce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Math.) solve, resolve


Translations for reduce

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • reduirCatalan, Valencian
  • abnehmen, reduzieren, herabsetzenGerman
  • reducirSpanish
  • taandamaEstonian
  • pienentää, keittää kokoon, alentaa, pelkistää, alistaa, kukistaa, laskea, supistaa, huonontaa, keventyä, vähentää, nöyryyttää, laihtua, sieventääFinnish
  • réduireFrench
  • reducirGalician
  • besűrít, csökkent, leigáz, leverHungarian
  • նվազեցնել, փոքրացնելArmenian
  • dineskarIdo
  • ridurre in cattività, ridurre, degradare, sottomettere, dimagrire, retrocedereItalian
  • 鎮める, 還元, 不純物を取り除く, 削減, 切り詰める, 減らす, 約分, 下げる, 煮詰める, 鎮圧, 減る, 強いる, 簡約Japanese
  • dēdūcōLatin
  • mazināt, pamazināt, samazinātLatvian
  • whakamimitiMāori
  • verlagen, verminderenDutch
  • redusereNorwegian
  • stracić na wadzę, zmniejszać, schudnąć, skrócić, wytopić, skracać, zdegradować, wytapiać, uprościć, upraszczać, zmniejszyć, degradować, zeszczupleć, obniżać, obniżyćPolish
  • reduzir, diminuir, emagrecer, rebaixarPortuguese
  • reduzir, redutgier, reducir, redüer, redutgear, redürRomansh
  • diminua, micșora, reduceRomanian
  • уменьшить, понизить, снижать, упрощать, снизить, упростить, худеть, уменьшать, понижатьRussian
  • ลดThai
  • 減少Chinese

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