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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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Additional AdminisTEP capabilities that reduce administrative costs include the solution's claims inventory management feature, which allows providers and payors to look up the status of a claim at any point in the process.
Fiber management programs are another example of how suppliers can help mills reduce chemical use, noted Nalco's Shekar Shetty.
needs to reduce its dependency on foreign oil imports.
Channelization of the Mississippi River to improve navigation and reduce flooding has starved wetlands of necessary sediment, helping to cause erosion and destruction of the state's wetlands.
The study was mandated by the Congress in section 221 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA), which required the FFIEC to review the regulatory policies and procedures of the banking agencies and the Treasury Department to determine whether they impose "unnecessary" burden on banking institutions and to identify any revisions that might reduce burden without endangering safety and soundness or diminishing compliance with or enforcement of consumer laws.
These projects are also required to reduce energy use by a further 5-10% if there is no more than a seven-year payback on the investment needed for these additional energy savings.
Plan the location of clothing inventory and staging areas to reduce downtime for a clothing change
In such a case, consolidated taxpayers might take a separate-member approach to attribute reduction and reduce only the parent's portion of the CNOL, even if the total excluded COD income was well in excess of such portion.
That is why back in 1997 Canada helped negotiate the Kyoto Protocol, under which Canada agreed to reduce its GHG emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels by 2012.
New state funding to reduce class sizes for ninth-graders could be tough to achieve quickly throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District because of a shortage of space and qualified teachers, officials said Thursday.
While the choice of automotive materials is governed by many factors, the ability to contain and reduce noise has become a major consideration.
org and its partner, the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, developed the Carbonfree[TM] Shipping program to allow companies to reduce the impact of their operations by calculating and offsetting the carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions related to shipments sent to customers.
For instance, if an industrial biotechnology process is used to bleach paper pulp it can reduce the amount of chlorine chemicals used during production by 10 to 15%, and, if used industry-wide, it can reduce bleaching-related energy uses by 40%.
A panel of real estate experts at CoreNet Global New York's April 3 luncheon explored steps that property and facility managers can take to reduce operating costs in a difficult economic environment.