Pronunciation of Reduce
/ɹɪdjˈuːs/, /ɹɪdjˈuːs/, /ɹ_ɪ_d_j_ˈuː_s/
Antonyms for reduce:
Synonyms for reduce:
peter, dampen, neuter, qualify, scale back, grind away at, succeed, chop, emasculate, eliminate, demote, whittle down, nibble away at, winnow down, roll back, top-slice, lop off, narrow down, whittle away, chip away.
lower, push down.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
dilute, scale down, cut back, subdue, boil down, tighten, cut down, slim, slim down, bring down, thin out, quash, subjugate, trim back, decoct, shorten, abridge, trim, slenderize, melt off, come down, thin, repress, foreshorten, lose weight, concentrate, deoxidise, trim down, keep down, deoxidize, cut.
decrement, deflate, concentrate, deplete, weed, crop, condense, erode, cull, taper, shear, pare, lessen, lighten, prune, dwindle, drain, clip, trim, downgrade, compact, bob, truncate, contract, abridge, shrink, shave, nip, compress.
humble, humiliate (verb)
make less; decrease (verb)
depreciate, cheapen, mark down, cut, deflate, dilute, discount, slash, diminish, moderate, slim, depress, break, contract, abate, curtail, shorten, lose weight, shave, dwindle, truncate, lower, rebate, taper, cut back, roll back, abridge, trim, debase, drain, clip, cut down, chop, weaken, pare, tone down, impair, lessen, scale down.
Usage examples for reduce:
- There is, it is true, a limit beyond which it is impossible to reduce the power necessary to produce any given effect, but it very seldom happens that the methods first employed at all approach that limit. - "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures", Charles Babbage.
- If the patrol leader is not a good officer, the captain may reduce her to Scout rank and have another election. - "How Girls Can Help Their Country", Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell.
- I've a notion to reduce Abbott's salary. - "The Enchanted Canyon", HonorÃ© Willsie Morrow.