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Meaning of word reduce from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

reduce   verb

Meaning : Cut down on. Make a reduction in.

Example : Reduce your daily fat intake.
The employer wants to cut back health benefits.

Synonyms : bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, trim, trim back, trim down

Meaning : Make less complex.

Example : Reduce a problem to a single question.

Meaning : Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition.

Example : He reduced the population to slavery.

Meaning : Simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another.

Meaning : Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation.

Example : She reduced her niece to a servant.

Meaning : Be the essential element.

Example : The proposal boils down to a compromise.

Synonyms : boil down, come down

Meaning : Reduce in size. Reduce physically.

Example : Hot water will shrink the sweater.
Can you shrink this image?.

Synonyms : shrink

Meaning : Lessen and make more modest.

Example : Reduce one's standard of living.

Meaning : Make smaller.

Example : Reduce an image.

Synonyms : scale down

Make large.

Blow up an image.
blow up, enlarge, magnify

Meaning : 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.

Synonyms : deoxidise, deoxidize

Add oxygen to or combine with oxygen.

oxidate, oxidise, oxidize

Meaning : Narrow or limit.

Example : Reduce the influx of foreigners.

Synonyms : tighten

Meaning : Put down by force or intimidation.

Example : The government quashes any attempt of an uprising.
China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land.

Synonyms : keep down, quash, repress, subdue, subjugate

किसी को अपने वश में करना।

अँग्रेज़ों ने सर्वप्रथम भारत के छोटे-छोटे राज्यों को अपने अधीन किया।
अधीन करना, अधीनना, आधीन करना, क़ाबू करना, क़ाबू पाना, क़ाबू में लाना, काबू करना, काबू पाना, काबू में लाना, वश में करना

Meaning : Undergo meiosis.

Example : The cells reduce.

Meaning : Reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site.

Meaning : Destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it.

Meaning : Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.

Example : The manuscript must be shortened.

Synonyms : abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, shorten

Add details, as to an account or idea. Clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.

She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation.
dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate

Meaning : Be cooked until very little liquid is left.

Example : The sauce should reduce to one cup.

Synonyms : boil down, concentrate, decoct

Meaning : Cook until very little liquid is left.

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

Synonyms : boil down, concentrate

गाढ़ा करना।

दूध को और अधिक गढ़ा दो।
गढ़ाना, गाढ़ा करना

Meaning : Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.

Example : Cut bourbon.

Synonyms : cut, dilute, thin, thin out

Meaning : Take off weight.

Synonyms : melt off, slenderize, slim, slim down, thin

Increase (one's body weight).

She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising.
gain, put on


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