Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down (cut down on; make a reduction in) "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
- verb group
- direct troponym / full troponym
- S: (v) shorten (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration) "He shortened his trip due to illness"
- S: (v) foreshorten (shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth)
- S: (v) clip, curtail, cut short (terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent) "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
- S: (v) syncopate (omit a sound or letter in a word) "syncopate a word"
- S: (v) truncate, cut short (make shorter as if by cutting off) "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
- S: (v) spill (reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail))
- S: (v) quench (reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance)
- S: (v) retrench (make a reduction, as in one's workforce) "The company had to retrench"
- S: (v) slash (cut drastically) "Prices were slashed"
- S: (v) thin out (make sparse) "thin out the young plants"
- S: (v) snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back (cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of) "dress the plants in the garden"
- S: (v) shear (cut with shears) "shear hedges"
- S: (v) poll, pollard (convert into a pollard) "pollard trees"
- S: (v) top, pinch (cut the top off) "top trees and bushes"
- S: (v) tail (remove the stalk of fruits or berries)
- S: (v) disbud (thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers)
- S: (v) thin (make thin or thinner) "Thin the solution"
- S: (v) take away, detract (take away a part from; diminish) "His bad manners detract from his good character"
- S: (v) deflate (reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices) "deflate the currency"
- S: (v) inflate (increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value) "inflate the currency"
- S: (v) downsize ((of a company) reduce in size or number of employees) "the company downsized its research staff"
- S: (v) subtract (take off or away) "this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"
- S: (v) shave, knock off (cut the price of)
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (v) decrease, lessen, minify (make smaller) "He decreased his staff"
- S: (v) change, alter, modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation) "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
- derivationally related form
- W: (adj)
reductive [Related to: reduce] (characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment) "their views of life were reductive and depreciatory" - R.H.Rovere
- W: (n)
reduction [Related to: reduce] (the act of decreasing or reducing something)
- W: (n)
cutback [Related to: cut back] (a reduction in quantity or rate)
- W: (n)
trim [Related to: trim] (cutting down to the desired size or shape)
- sentence frame