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1. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] cut down on; make a reduction in.

Synonyms

  • bring down
  • shave
  • downsize
  • lessen
  • subtract
  • trim down
  • retrench
  • spill
  • deflate
  • knock off
  • cut down
  • cut back
  • inflate
  • trim
  • decrease
  • quench
  • slash
  • minify
  • cut
  • detract
  • thin out
  • take away
  • thin
  • shorten

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word reduce


1. Verb, base form
This step will reduce bulk and help the corners lie flat when you turn the fabric right-side out.

Quotes containing the word reduce


1. In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

2. I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.
- Ernest Hemingway

3. Never try to do anything that is outside of who you are. A forced smile is a sign of what feels wrong in your heart, so recognize it when it happens. Living a lie will reduce you to one.
- Ashly Lorenzana

2. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] make less complex.

Synonyms

  • abbreviate

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

3. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] bring to humbler or weaker state or condition.

Synonyms

  • kick downstairs
  • demote
  • relegate
  • break

Antonyms

  • give
  • endomorphic
  • mesomorphic
  • thick

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

4. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another.

Synonyms

  • interchange
  • exchange
  • replace

Antonyms

  • iodinate
  • string
  • record
  • arrive

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

5. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation.

Synonyms

  • put down
  • degrade
  • disgrace
  • demean

Antonyms

  • charge
  • lodge
  • fuse
  • ionate

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

6. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] be the essential element.

Synonyms

  • boil down
  • come down
  • turn

Antonyms

  • classification
  • inflation
  • expansion
  • addition

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

7. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] reduce in size; reduce physically.

Synonyms

  • scale down
  • shrink
  • desolate
  • miniaturise
  • decrease
  • contract
  • downsize
  • lessen
  • miniaturize
  • reef
  • minify

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • ignite
  • heat
  • uncut

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

8. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] narrow or limit.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • limit
  • tighten
  • restrain
  • trammel
  • confine

Antonyms

  • maximise
  • maximize
  • escalate
  • add

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

9. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] lessen and make more modest.

Antonyms

  • bring

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)

10. reduce

verb. ['rɪˈduːs'] 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

  • benficiate
  • deoxidise
  • change
  • deoxidize

Antonyms

  • oxidize
  • oxidise
  • maximization
  • waxing

Etymology

  • reducere (Latin)
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