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reduceverb abate, abbreviate, abridge, attenuate, bring low, compact, compress, condense, contract, curtail, cut down, decimate, decrease, demean, diminish, disgrace, downgrade, humble, imminuere, lessen, lower, make less, make smaller, minimize, narrow, shorten, shrink, thin
Associated concepts: reduce a sentence, reduce damages
See also: abate, abridge, abstract, allay, alleviate, assuage, attenuate, beat, commute, condense, constrict, consume, curtail, debilitate, decrease, defeat, demean, demote, deplete, depose, depress, derogate, digest, diminish, discount, divest, erode, expend, extenuate, impair, lessen, minimize, mitigate, moderate, modify, mollify, palliate, rebate, relax, remit, remove, restrict, retrench, subdue, subjugate