HyperDic: reduce

English > 20 senses of the word reduce:
VERBchangereduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
changereducemake less complex
socialreducebring to humbler or weaker state or condition
possessionreducesimplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
emotionreducelower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
changereduce, come down, boil downbe the essential element
changereduce, shrinkreduce in size
possessionreducelessen and make more modest
changereduce, scale downmake smaller
changereduce, deoxidize, deoxidiseto remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase / increase / increase in the number of electrons
changereduce, tightennarrow or limit
socialreduce, repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugateput down by force or intimidation
contactreduceundergo meiosis
contactreducereposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
changereducedestress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
changereduce, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contractreduce in scope while retaining essential elements
changereduce, boil down, decoct, concentratebe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left
changereduce, boil down, concentratecook until very little liquid / liquid is left
changereduce, dilute, thin, thin out, cutlessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
bodyreduce, melt off, slim, slenderize, thin, slim downtake off weight
reduce > pronunciation
Soundsrahduw's; rihduw's; riyduw's
Rhymesabstruse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningcut down on; make a reduction in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"reduce your daily fat intake"
Synonymscut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
NarrowerdeflateReduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
downsizeReduce in size or number
inflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
quenchReduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
retrenchmake a reduction, as in one's workforce
shave, knock offcut the price of
shortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
slashcut drastically
spillReduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
subtractTake off or away
take away, detracttake away a part from
thinmake thin or thinner
thin outmake sparse
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Similar tocutHave a reducing effect
Spanishbajar, cortar, rebajar, recortar, reducir
Catalanreduir, retallar, tallar-se, tallar
Adjectivesreductivecharacterized by or causing diminution or curtailment
Nounsreductionthe act of decreasing or reducing something
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake less complex.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"reduce a problem to a single question"
Narrowerabbreviateshorten
Broadersimplifymake simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent
Spanishsimplificar
Catalansimplificar
Adjectivesreduciblecapable of being reduced
Nounsreductionthe act of reducing complexity
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBring to humbler or weaker state or condition.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example"He reduced the population to slavery"
Broaderdemote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairsAssign to a lower position
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningsimplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broadersubstitute, replace, interchange, exchangeput in the place of another
Spanishreducir
Catalanreduir
Adjectivesreduciblecapable of being reduced
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 5, emotion
Meaninglower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"She reduced her niece to a servant"
Broadertake down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downReduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Spanishabatir, rebajar, reducir
Catalanabaixar, rebaixar
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningBe the essential element.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymscome down, boil down
Broaderbecome, turnUndergo a change or development
Spanishreducirse
Catalanreduir-se
Adjectivesreduciblecapable of being reduced
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningReduce in size; reduce physically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymshrink
Cause toshrink, contractBecome smaller or draw together
Narrowercontractmake smaller
depopulate, desolateReduce in population
downsizeMake in a smaller size
miniaturize, miniaturisedesign or construct on a smaller scale
reduce, scale downmake smaller
reefReduce (a sail) by taking in a reef
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishcontraer, encoger, mermar
Catalancontraure, contreure, encongir
Nounsreductionthe act of decreasing or reducing something
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaninglessen and make more modest.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"reduce one's standard of living"
Broaderimpoverishmake poor
Spanishreducir
Catalanreduir
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 9, change
Meaningmake smaller.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"reduce an image"
Synonymscale down
Broadershrink, reduceReduce in size
Oppositeblow up, enlarge, magnifymake large
Spanishdisminuir, reducir
Catalanreduir
Adjectivesreduciblecapable of being reduced
Nounsreductionthe act of decreasing or reducing something
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 10, change
MeaningTo remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase / increase / increase in the number of electrons.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdeoxidize, deoxidise
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narrowerbenficiatesubject to a reduction process
poledeoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Oppositeoxidize, oxidise, oxidateadd oxygen to or combine with oxygen
Spanishdesoxidar, desoxigenar
Catalandesoxidar, desoxigenar
Nounsreducer, reductanta substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized
reducingany process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen)
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningNarrow or limit.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"reduce the influx of foreigners"
Synonymtighten
Broaderrestrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
Spanishrestringir
Catalanrestringir
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 12, social
MeaningPut down by force or intimidation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsrepress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate
Broaderoppress, suppress, crushcome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority
Spanishavasallar, sojuzgar, subyugar
Catalandominar, enjovar, reprimir, sotmetre, subjugar
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 13, contact
MeaningUndergo meiosis.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The cells reduce"
Broaderseparate, divide, partcome apart
Spanishreducir por meiosis
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 14, contact
Meaningreposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderrepositionplace into another position
Spanishrecomponer
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 15, change
Meaningdestress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it.
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
NarrowerobscureReduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
Broaderde-emphasize, de-emphasise, destressReduce the emphasis
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 16, change
MeaningReduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract
Narrowerbowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shortenedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
digest, condense, concentratemake more concise
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Oppositeelaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
Similar toedit, cut, edit outcut and assemble the components of
Spanishabreviar, acortar, compendiar, condensar, contraer, encoger, reducir, resumir, simplificar
Catalanabreujar, contraure, contreure, encongir, escurçar
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 17, change
MeaningBe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The sauce should reduce to one cup"
Synonymsboil down, decoct, concentrate
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishreducir
Catalanreduir
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 18, change
Meaningcook until very little liquid / liquid is left.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
Synonymsboil down, concentrate
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Catalandeixar bullir fins que s'espesseeixi, reduir per ebullició
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 19, change
Meaninglessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdilute, thin, thin out, cut
Narrowerwater downmake less strong or intense
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishaclarar, cortar, desleír, diluir, reducir
Catalandiluir
English > reduce: 20 senses > verb 20, body
MeaningTake off weight.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsmelt off, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down
Narrowersweat offlose weight by sweating
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositegain, put onincrease (one's body weight)
Spanishadelgazarse, adelgazar, bajar peso, enflaquecer, perder peso, rebajar, reducir
Catalanaflaquir-se, amagrir-se, aprimar-se
Nounsreducingloss of excess weight (as by dieting)

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