1. Cut down on;
    Make a reduction in (synset 200430013)
    "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  2. Make less complex (synset 200243282)
    "reduce a problem to a single question"
  3. Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition (synset 202405030)
    "He reduced the population to slavery"
  4. Simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another (synset 202263098)
  5. Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation (synset 201804889)
    "She reduced her niece to a servant"
  6. Be the essential element (synset 200238590)
    "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
  7. Reduce in size;
    Reduce physically (synset 200241924)
    "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
  8. Lessen and make more modest (synset 202322816)
    "reduce one's standard of living"
  9. Make smaller (synset 200241017)
    "reduce an image"
  10. 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 (synset 200238763)
  11. Narrow or limit (synset 200233575)
    "reduce the influx of foreigners"
  12. Put down by force or intimidation (synset 202428975)
    "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
  13. Undergo meiosis (synset 201561364)
    "The cells reduce"
  14. Reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site (synset 201501776)
  15. Destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it (synset 200588693)
  16. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements (synset 200244786)
    "The manuscript must be shortened"
  17. Be cooked until very little liquid is left (synset 200238145)
    "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  18. Cook until very little liquid is left (synset 200237885)
    "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  19. Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture (synset 200226497)
    "cut bourbon"
  20. Take off weight (synset 200045548)

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