reduce
verb.
cut down on; make a reduction in
reduce your daily fat intake|The employer wants to cut back health benefits
verb.
make less complex
reduce a problem to a single question
verb.
bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
He reduced the population to slavery
verb.
simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
verb.
lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
She reduced her niece to a servant
verb.
be the essential element
The proposal boils down to a compromise
verb.
reduce in size; reduce physically
Hot water will shrink the sweater|Can you shrink this image?
Synonym: shrink
verb.
lessen and make more modest
reduce one's standard of living
verb.
make smaller
reduce an image
Synonym: scale down
verb.
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.
narrow or limit
reduce the influx of foreigners
Synonym: tighten
verb.
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
verb.
undergo meiosis
The cells reduce
verb.
reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
verb.
destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
verb.
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
The manuscript must be shortened
verb.
be cooked until very little liquid is left
The sauce should reduce to one cup
verb.
cook until very little liquid is left
The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time
verb.
lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
cut bourbon
Synonym: cut, dilute, thin, thin out
verb.
take off weight
Antonym: gain, blow up