[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" Synonyms: come down, boil down
[verb] reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?" Synonyms: shrink
[verb] lessen and make more modest; "reduce one's standard of living"
[verb] make smaller; "reduce an image" Synonyms: 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 Synonyms: deoxidize, deoxidise
[verb] narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners" Synonyms: 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" Synonyms: repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate
[verb] undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"
[verb] reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site