Textual thesaurus for "reduce"

(verb) slenderize, slim, slim down, thin, melt off, lose weight

take off weight

(verb) dilute, cut, thin, thin out

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

cut bourbon

(verb) tighten

narrow or limit

reduce the influx of foreigners

(verb) boil down, concentrate

cook until very little liquid is left

The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time

(verb) concentrate, decoct, boil down

be cooked until very little liquid is left

The sauce should reduce to one cup

(verb) boil down, come down

be the essential element

The proposal boils down to a compromise

(verb) deoxidise, deoxidize

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

(verb) scale down

make smaller

reduce an image

(verb) shrink

reduce in size; reduce physically

Hot water will shrink the sweater; Can you shrink this image?

(verb) abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, shorten

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

The manuscript must be shortened

(verb) cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down

cut down on; make a reduction in

reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits

(verb) subdue, subjugate, quash, repress, keep down

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