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"
- S: (v) reduce (make less complex) "reduce a problem to a single question"
- S: (v) reduce (bring to humbler or weaker state or condition) "He reduced the population to slavery"
- S: (v) reduce (simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another)
- S: (v) reduce (lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation) "She reduced her niece to a servant"
- S: (v) reduce, come down, boil down (be the essential element) "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
- S: (v) shrink, reduce (reduce in size; reduce physically) "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
- S: (v) reduce (lessen and make more modest) "reduce one's standard of living"
- S: (v) reduce, scale down (make smaller) "reduce an image"
- S: (v) deoxidize, deoxidise, reduce (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)
- S: (v) reduce, tighten (narrow or limit) "reduce the influx of foreigners"
- S: (v) repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce (put down by force or intimidation) "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
- S: (v) reduce (undergo meiosis) "The cells reduce"
- S: (v) reduce (reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site)
- S: (v) reduce (destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it)
- S: (v) abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements) "The manuscript must be shortened"
- S: (v) boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate (be cooked until very little liquid is left) "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
- S: (v) reduce, boil down, concentrate (cook until very little liquid is left) "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
- S: (v) dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut (lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture) "cut bourbon"
- S: (v) reduce, melt off, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down (take off weight)