Part of speech:
To reduce for some period of time:
To grow or cause to grow gradually less.
To decrease or limit the scope, extent, or number of
To become less; decrease:
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge:
To make sharp or pointed
To check an item (such as an envelope) by holding it between a light source and the eye.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To lessen; to bring low.
To start to burn; be ignited or kindled:
(Intransitive, UK) To attend university.
To cause to rise:
Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity; diminution.
A cutting or being cut
A reduction in an existing program of some sort.
A decreasing or decrease; loss; waste
The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction.
The result of reducing:
A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
To diminish slowly and come to an end. Often used with out :
To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
stick of wax with a wick in the middle
To make or become sharp or sharper
To direct or aim:
Find another word for taper. In this page you can discover 41 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for taper, like: abate, Also used with off: abate, narrow, lessen, thin-out, thin down, reduce, whittle down, grow less, taper-off and increase.