Part of speech:
To lessen; to bring low.
To cause to decrease or diminish.
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To make less
Tending to derogate; detractive.
(Law) When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.
Not as great in amount or quantity:
Alleviating the symptoms of a disease or disorder, especially one that is terminal, when a cure is not available.
Below minimum requirements or standards
Capable of or involving subtraction
A decrescendo passage.
A diminishing or being diminished; lessening; decrease
The act of extenuating or the condition of being extenuated; partial justification.
Mitigation is the process of making something less severe or less intense.
(Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
To reduce for some period of time:
To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
To reduce the length of (a written text); condense:
To reduce the intensity of; lessen or relieve:
To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
The definition of assuage is to fulfill the needs of.
(Electronics) To reduce the amplitude of an electrical signal with little or no distortion.
To abate, lessen, lower, etc.
To represent or speak of as unimportant or contemptible:
To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To cut short or reduce:
(Intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.
To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
To reduce in size, extent, etc.
To cause to flow back.
(Archaic) To underrate; underestimate
To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To make less heavy; reduce the load of
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
To make alterations to (land) to make it less polluted or more hospitable to wildlife.
To decrease or limit in width
To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
To pare is defined as to peel, reduce or remove by trimming off the outside.
To fall or drop straight downward
To withdraw (from)
To cause a lessening or alleviation of:
To cut off or out; omit or delete
To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
To truncate is to cut off a part of or to cut short.
To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
To reduce, destroy, or get rid of gradually, as if by whittling away with a knife
To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
To flow off gradually
To diminish slowly and come to an end. Often used with out :
(Law) To help; aid
Fall is defined as to drop or come down, often unexpectedly.
(Law) The reduction of the proceeds of a will, when the debts have not yet been satisfied; the reduction of taxes due.[First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
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