Synonyms and Antonyms of reduce
1 to bring to a lower grade or rank <was reduced from team captain to team member as punishment for his misbehavior on the court> Synonyms break, bust, degrade, disrate, downgrade, demoteRelated Words can, cashier, dismiss, downsize, fire, lay off, sack; abase, debase, demean, humble, humiliate, lowerNear Antonyms hireAntonyms advance, elevate, promote, raise
2 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent <you'll have to reduce the amount of money you spend on unnecessary purchases if you want to have any money left for retirement> Synonyms abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, decreaseRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise
3 to diminish the price or value of <a mortgage crisis that reduced homes to their lowest level in a decade> Synonyms attenuate, break, cheapen, depress, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, mark down, depreciate, sink, write down, write offRelated Words debase, demonetize; underestimate, underprice, underrate, undervalue; abridge, compress, contract, de-escalate, deflate, downsize, dwindle, lessen, moderate, shrinkNear Antonyms bloat, blow up, inflate; overestimate, overprice, overrate, overvalue; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, compound, dilate, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, heighten, increase, maximize, multiply, raise, swell, upAntonyms appreciate, enhance, mark up, upgrade
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