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Synonyms for reduce

Synonyms for reduce

to make short or shorter the duration or extent of

to lower in rank or grade

to lose body weight, as by dieting

Synonyms for reduce

make less complex

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bring to humbler or weaker state or condition

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

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

be the essential element

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lessen and make more modest

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make smaller

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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

put down by force or intimidation

undergo meiosis

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

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destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it

be cooked until very little liquid is left

cook until very little liquid is left

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

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Best expects it to be reduced significantly to approximately 250% by year-end 2004 (300% in 2003).
Best believes this is unlikely to be reduced in the near future.
Financial leverage is expected to be reduced further to 25% by year-end 2003 following the proposed conversion of $175 million of the 10.
Best considers the protection afforded Clarendon by its parent with regard to the collection of reinsurance recoverables to be reduced, based on the elevated underwriting leverage at Hannover Re.
Upon confirmation, the Company's total indebtedness will be reduced from approximately $720 million to $260 million, and related annual interest expense will be lowered from over $75 million to approximately $27 million.