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Synonyms for reduce

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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