What is the definition of reduce?

Definitions for reduce

  • verb - take off weight
  • verb - lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
  • verb - narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
  • verb - cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  • verb - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  • verb - be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
  • verb - to remove oxygen from a compound
  • verb - make smaller; "reduce an image"
  • verb - reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
  • verb - make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"
  • verb - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
  • verb - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  • verb - destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
  • verb - reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
  • verb - undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"
  • verb - lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"
  • verb - simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
  • verb - lessen and make more modest; "reduce one's standard of living"
  • verb - bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"
  • 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"
  • Pronounciation of reduce

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    Synonyms for reduce

    slim dilute boil down deoxidize abridge contract trim down quash slenderize thin out concentrate deoxidise foreshorten cut down trim back keep down melt off thin cut decoct scale down abbreviate cut back bring down subdue lose weight slim down tighten come down shrink shorten trim repress subjugate

    Antonyms for reduce

    gain blow up

    Holonyms for reduce

    No holonyms found for reduce.

    Hypernyms for reduce

    weaken limit decrease fall reduce destress part demean interchange bump oppress restrict bound lessen become simplify reposition take down put down exchange relegate suppress change state restrain confine minify change de-emphasize separate degrade substitute impoverish break crush turn trammel throttle diminish shrink de-emphasise divide disgrace replace demote kick downstairs

    Hyponyms for reduce

    benficiate reef desolate bowdlerize shorten spill thin out deflate knock off pole miniaturize downsize bowdlerise digest quench thin inflate obscure sweat off reduce miniaturise contract expurgate condense retrench take away subtract water down scale down depopulate abbreviate castrate concentrate slash detract shave

    Meronyms for reduce

    No meronyms found for reduce.

    Sounds like reduce

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