Dictionary Results for reduce


1. reduce - verb

· cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Synonym(s): cut_down, cut_back, trim, trim_down, trim_back, cut, bring_down

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify




2. reduce - verb

· make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"

Hypernym(s): simplify




3. reduce - verb

· bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"

Hypernym(s): demote, bump, relegate, break, kick_downstairs




4. reduce - verb

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

Hypernym(s): substitute, replace, interchange, exchange




5. reduce - verb

· lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"

Hypernym(s): take_down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put_down




6. reduce - verb

· be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"

Synonym(s): come_down, boil_down

Hypernym(s): become, turn




7. reduce - verb

· reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"

Synonym(s): shrink

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify




8. reduce - verb

· lessen and make more modest; "reduce one's standard of living"

Hypernym(s): impoverish




9. reduce - verb

· make smaller; "reduce an image"

Synonym(s): scale_down

Hypernym(s): shrink, reduce

Antonym(s): blow_up




10. 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

Synonym(s): deoxidize, deoxidise

Hypernym(s): change




11. reduce - verb

· narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"

Synonym(s): tighten

Hypernym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle




12. reduce - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): repress, quash, keep_down, subdue, subjugate

Hypernym(s): oppress, suppress, crush




13. reduce - verb

· undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"

Hypernym(s): separate, divide, part




14. reduce - verb

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

Hypernym(s): reposition




15. reduce - verb

· destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it

Hypernym(s): de-emphasize, de-emphasise, destress




16. reduce - verb

· reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

Synonym(s): abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify




17. reduce - verb

· be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

Synonym(s): boil_down, decoct, concentrate

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall




18. reduce - verb

· cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

Synonym(s): boil_down, concentrate

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify




19. reduce - verb

· lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"

Synonym(s): dilute, thin, thin_out, cut

Hypernym(s): weaken




20. reduce - verb

· take off weight

Synonym(s): melt_off, slim, slenderize, thin, slim_down

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

Antonym(s): gain





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