Đồng nghĩa của reduce

Alternative for reduce

reduces, reduced, reducing

Đồng nghĩa: cut, decrease, diminish, lessen, lower, moderate,

Trái nghĩa: increase,

Verb

To decrease in amount or degree
lessen lower decrease diminish minimise minimize taper deplete ease curtail cut limit moderate lighten mitigate scale down cut back cut down quell abate alleviate curb dial down downscale temper ax axe drop pare roll back slash tone down wind down attenuate bring down clip couch decline decrement de-escalate dent relax restrain taper off wane cast down degrade depress devaluate downgrade drop off dry up dwindle ease off ebb erode extenuate make cutbacks in mark down minify peter out sink slacken slow down tail off take down trim trim back trim down amortise amortize dilute impair make less make smaller qualify step down take the edge off tighten weaken run down shrink soften downsize fall contract depreciate subside recede slump assuage fall off plummet prune allay devalue fall away pare down slim down remit shorten die down relent plunge palliate relieve dull let up knock down blunt phase down soothe discount ratchet down check mollify fade die out retrench calm die away drain go down restrict pall cheapen dip drain away play down narrow modify undermine deaden dampen subdue nosedive crash sap slow deflate deteriorate control trivialize undervalue cut back on quiet abridge grow less flag constrict trivialise thin underrate hold back dive belittle break salami-slice modulate shrivel contain slake soft-pedal grow smaller become smaller truncate shave tumble misprize descend cushion adulterate decay settle make light of slacken off underestimate waste gloss over wither brush aside appease droop whittle down go downhill consume understate de-emphasize rationalize collapse slide take a nosedive cool write off write down regress water down dock sell short empty scale back dim fail downplay stop quieten rationalise degenerate abbreviate damp release ease up on nose-dive ease up exhaust condense underemphasize rachet down wear down wear away pacify crumble use up rein in inhibit detract slack defuse become less whittle away narrow down close slack off lull loosen detract from shrug off halt rate too low get smaller get lower compress disempower make reductions in debase do an injustice to bleed hit the floor not do justice to hold cheap numb go into a tailspin lace loose deprecate retard evaporate placate adjust still regulate remove eat into extend discredit help slip constringe sophisticate stay cripple hinder get less suck dry calm down run low vitiate take away from sweeten thin out sag skid rein back crater blur put down milk eat up retrogress turn down disparage phase out wear off alter corrode lenify become lower set little store by economize on thin down damp down take a dive go through the floor let up on deprive deduct underplay quench squeeze elide syncopate devalorize minimalize smooth lop mute cramp muffle dam derogate stem sate dissipate ameliorate worsen block defame cut down on eliminate compact enfeeble lose edge confine staunch revise enervate straiten stanch disappear draw in take in disable debilitate make weaker impoverish scrimp withdraw tighten up comfort vilipend commute choke chill out take the sting out take the bite out retire economize decimate lapse economise keep down die off fall steeply downturn trail off vary talk down shift change trail disesteem fall sharply put the brakes on prevent be reduced pooh-pooh be wrong about disintegrate relapse make narrower take off retrograde return revamp transmogrify switch make little of backslide come to an end drop rapidly retrench on become narrower get narrower think too little of waste away fizzle out take a load off go away cut off cave in set no store by lay off take a header fade away rebate humble gather eat away at tail away fleece grow weaker scale something down take the edge off sth simplify subtract tame slenderize diffuse whittle peter restraint demote untighten make fewer demean disengage make less active ration minish wilt reduce greatly halve grow misjudge vanish take it easy rescind shape trail away elongate bate shade cloud sober darken deepen nose dive slim wrinkle satiate satisfy languish rarefy offset tranquilize disregard lower in price miniaturise miniaturize drop away tranquillize excuse cause to fall despise make inroads into gobble up guzzle mark off telescope disperse round down stifle underprice underprize become weaker go downwards invalidate gutter gratify benumb cauterize withstand arrest resist oppose look down on reduce punishment muddy up reduce the force of become less intense give way drop down make less formal make less strict objectify dissolve lower in value go easy come down do away with get rid of fall short keep at a minimum keep to a minimum fail to appreciate set too little store by anaesthetize anesthetize cauterise hebetate desensitise desensitize obtund miscalculate wear out become quieter become softer take the heat off retreat give out decry totter lose bring to a standstill admix address improve stabilize balance attune slope drag buckle miscarry slight denigrate take pressure off become weak get quieter get softer cut short chop lessen the impact of soften the impact of reduce the impact of abase flop compose refresh extinguish relaxed grow dim make lighter soften up make economies in make cuts in reduce wastage in bow out put a damper on not do justice harmonize crop fold up tip over break down be precipitated decrease in value decline in price hit the dirt lose value resolve pad save neutralise stabilise neutralize demilitarize demilitarise rescue recover retrocede omit delete rot denature taint capsule capsulize fine tune monkey around with cool out take the bite out of take the sting out of make reasonable knock fall back pull out tone back away set drop back tune break off strangle disencumber levitate upraise facilitate jettison eradicate unload unburden disburden take uplight free move away go back delay boil down focus circumscribe pinch tauten strangulate inflect clench tense move further off retract flow back back back off draw away alloy draw back depart move back expend detain devolve tuck astringe clear the air smooth out take the heat blister pour oil on get to meat put in nutshell put a restriction on put a limit on backbite amend fine-tune adapt tweak harmonise atrophy spend handicap cool off settle down reduce weight throw out put off pour out brighten grow worse get worse evacuate stunt decelerate impede fade out lose ground dispel counteract salve cure go down the toilet revert go to the pack disimprove go to the dogs go down the tubes come apart at seams take a turn for the worse hit the skids deprave die on vine go to rack and ruin go to pot corrupt go to pieces obstruct hold up stall set back solace punctuate succor succour console trim away budget cut tune down roll down decrease in importance pale lose significance lose lustre pale into insignificance grow dull liss interrupt laugh at keep back hamper lag retardate mire subtract from cut rate draw together get thinner aid break up assist burn absorb devour loiter procrastinate reef postpone embog bring respite to bring aid to make bearable bring an end to make something bearable bring aid take load off bankrupt interfere with back-water hit the brakes lose speed keep waiting lose steam let down flaps get in the way of bog down anchor it finish play out draw down draw squander dismiss bounce cashier discharge fire pink-slip sack terminate can wash up dig into hatchet cleaver tomahawk give the sack muster out turn off put an end to let go poll whitewash deemphasize make light brush off

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To summarize
abbreviate condense summarise summarize abridge abstract consolidate encapsulate outline sum up boil down compress recap shorten skim summate synopsize trim truncate chop clip compile concentrate contract digest epitomise epitomize get to meat give main points limit narrow précis put in a nutshell run down run through cut curtail precis cut down crop edit telescope snip shrink prune blue pencil cut short decrease dock syncopate elide downsize pare down cut back sum lessen diminish recapitulate restrict slash reprise brief inventory capsulize capsule minify wrap up get to the meat tighten sketch conflate give a summary of give an abstract of give a precis of give an outline of give a digest of put in nutshell give a synopsis of make a outline of make a résumé of compact make shorter nutshell dwindle get shorter minimise take up lop minimize bob excerpt retrench constrict cut to bone turn up abort pare stop short cut to the bone take out cut out cut off make a long story short review go over give the main points of examine give the gist of restate reiterate repeat rehash rip judge zap rave evaluate study slam assess discuss correct pan trash revise inspect weigh knock reedit bad-mouth give a rundown of make a summary of write a critique take down read through swipe at skin alive put down give one's opinion capture record express zip sum-up wrap-up come down to retrograde cipher write a summary of cypher describe estimate conclude close total delineate draft indicate characterize adumbrate recount draught characterise size up touch on give a rough idea of skeletonize give a quick rundown on make an outline of skeleton give a rough idea lay out tell about give a thumbnail sketch of run over paraphrase rephrase replay list enumerate reword get the measure of give a summing-up review the evidence summarize the argument summarize the evidence state again run through again go over same ground go over again go the same round

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To bring to an undesirable state

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To lower in volume
turn down hush lower muffle mute tone down decrease quieten silence suppress dampen deaden lessen muzzle soften squelch stifle subdue decrease the volume keep it down mellow pipe down put damper on put the lid on diminish dull mitigate allay moderate assuage mollify blunt temper ease abate soothe alleviate still check smother quell calm relieve cushion quiet cool palliate lighten take the edge off tranquilize tranquillize damp down damp compose curb lull settle repress appease extinguish restrain numb weaken benumb take the sting out relax pacify overcome attenuate quench blanket paralyse depress placate paralyze mask inhibit help kill throw cold water on lenify pour cold water on comfort settle down put an end to make nice pour oil on cauterize dispel banish impair anaesthetize cauterise put a damper on retard shush absorb destroy anesthetize buffer incapacitate stun unnerve quash stupefy modify take the bite out control get rid of calm down soft-pedal square ease off satisfy chill out qualify lullaby sweeten salve becalm play up to dulcify dampen down shut up balm stroke quiet down cool off patch things up sate slake chill discourage deter gentle rein limit dash desensitize dilute dumb bolster pillow stamp out fill surfeit cloud buttress put a stop to smooth stop subjugate hush up ameliorate dissipate dismiss devitalize sedate rise above conciliate eliminate choke off cut off propitiate put to rest drive away drive off chase away fix up daze stultify narcotize obtund torpefy drug gag untrouble make peace with quieten down butter up win over make up unburden smooth down soak up reassure take sting out fall cease reduce something cool out rock to sleep take it easy take the edge lay back put a lid on desensitise render insensitive dullen throttle injure freeze slow dim exhaust frustrate gas etherize chloroform deprive consume tire KO drown dope tongue-tie dummy up clam up hold one's tongue hush-hush make quiet strike dumb hush one's mouth knock out lay out put to sleep put out of order cut depreciate curtail minimize ebb minimise de-escalate wind down make less intense

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To lower in rank
demote downgrade lower lower in rank lower in status abase degrade humble relegate demean belittle declass devalue dismiss undervalue bump debase denigrate depreciate humiliate revert set back bring down bring low bust cast down cut down to size disgrace kick downstairs mark down reduce to the ranks shame snub take down take down a peg tear down crush break disrate lower the status of cheapen sink depress bench discredit chasten mortify dishonor smirch dishonour foul devaluate attenuate unseat depose cashier write down write off corrupt pervert prostitute deprave lessen deteriorate profane bastardize warp debauch vitiate demoralize subvert canker disparage poison demerit demoralise bastardise diminish bemean shoot down reduce in rank put down reduce in importance disbar dethrone displace oust ruin decrease devalorize injure move down drum out damage mar harm hold back strip of rank dehumanize brutalize desensitize spoil undermine weaken remove from office destroy dehumanise slam decry detract pan brutalise desensitise derogate mudsling bring shame to subdue run down cut down abash own chagrin make a fool of cause to lose face embarrass deflate discomfit squash silence upset squelch overcome put to shame pull down put away strike dumb pop one's balloon make one feel small make eat dirt make someone eat humble pie force to eat humble pie put one away make someone eat crow settle someone's hash put someone in their place cut to the quick take down a peg or two bring down a peg crawl subjugate stoop condescend deign descend tarnish blemish cripple blacken debilitate scorn insult despise contemn quash drag through the mud reduce the status of drag down rip smear discountenance blister wither put out of countenance take the wind out of someone's sails confound confuse make ashamed play down show up cause to feel small vanquish downplay succumb knock down bad-mouth dis poor-mouth debase oneself lower oneself demean yourself be reduced be reduced to demean oneself debase yourself lower yourself

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(cooking) To thicken a liquid through heating

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(of weight) To get rid of

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To forcibly impose obedience or servitude upon
subjugate repress subdue suppress dominate quash bear down beat down cripple enfeeble keep down overcome overpower undermine conquer defeat disable master vanquish quell lick clobber crush bring someone to their knees overwhelm beat best trounce worst thrash wipe the floor with hammer triumph over get the better of put down make mincemeat of walk all over rout overthrow subject drub pacify tank stuff subordinate break surmount demolish own humble skunk be victorious over prevail over blow out of the water murder cream whip dispatch destroy paste upend stop get take overmatch overbear throw oppress slaughter shellac win against do down get around take to the cleaners hegemonize tame overturn pulverize pound total trash cane annihilate trim crucify prevail extinguish trample massacre flatten triumph undo gain mastery over slam knock out floor devastate gain ascendancy over blow out overmaster pulverise gain a victory over render incapable render powerless render helpless give someone a drubbing rise above bring to knees grind down give someone a hiding shut down get the upper hand over run rings around turn inside out defeat utterly beat hollow thwart foil checkmate circumvent frustrate outwit zap confound discomfit override wipe off map succeed over trample underfoot bring to their knees put in their place outdo outstrip excel outclass surpass enslave win a resounding victory over subvert curb down weather survive be victorious knock socks off shock stun come out on top come out on top of knock over walk over outlive win over hurdle render win tyrannize colonize compel rule enthrall coerce underyoke force bring to heel colonise gain control of rule over enthral tyrannise overrun reel back in hold sway hold sway over bring under the yoke kick around keep under thumb drop chasten crack down on gain the upper hand over get the upper hand squash wreck silence swamp whelm squelch prostrate obliterate ruin clamp down on quelch force down blot out ice blow away snow under put a stop to put an end to stamp out kill slap down bear down on snuff out strangle control smash bury overshadow upset wax finish waste torpedo bulldoze stagger immobilize shellack blank stretch dumbfound overawe immobilise put away take out take care of gain control over bowl over shut off roll over lay one out wallop marmalize check whomp wipe out smother better outplay skin top smoke whup whop whap transcend end dust bomb tromp terminate abolish lambaste pip at the post exceed nip in the bud unseat knock for a loop outshine outperform stifle put paid to go one better than topple put the lid on bust put the kibosh on pommel get over sink displace quench outmaneuver outmanoeuvre outrun deck tan inhibit KO edge out arrest pick apart take it all do better than bring to ruin give someone a pasting get rid of put in the shade oust bridle negotiate depose govern resist dethrone steamroll whack whitewash flog nullify slay edge dissolve baffle route shipwreck outhit decimate entrap outjump flax outflank butcher ambush pass cope with get through knock off deal with work over plow under eradicate balk eclipse nose out run rings round cap extirpate bring down trump finish off mow down win a victory over run roughshod over stem halt break down take to cleaners roll back put out blast cut to pieces sit on block out overtop improve on outmatch outgun hinder negate tower over overtake outdistance baulk knock spots off pwn knock down humiliate outsmart restrain defeat heavily defeat easily solve muller manage regulate take down seize power capsize turn over direct command demoralise astonish demoralize render speechless beat up steamroller settle dismantle larrup spank strike knock for six do in shatter endure give a drubbing to countermove shoot down make a fool of give a hiding outrank get a grip on vault over climb crest leap scrunch squish break up outfight run circles around mop up take apart deaden shut out drive off get one up on improve upon put to flight beat back slap about be unstoppable by wear down make it past make it over blow put to rout clean up on throw back in confusion gain the advantage over blow out of water limit clamp down put an stop to bring to screeching halt crack down put to shame outpace shake off overpass shame shoot ahead pour cold water on throttle rein in throw cold water on bash cow discontinue smash down hose outrival lather find a solution to find an answer to be better than bottle clamp shush spike interrupt shoot ahead of trample on drive underground break the spirit keep inside hold in cut off keep in hold down sweep remove level put lid on put kibosh on bring to naught defeat someone heavily cook one's goose fix one's wagon wipe off the mat supplant queer defenestrate disestablish raze corner gain be successful tip liquidate exterminate remove from power purge tumble bring low remove from office prevail against be the victor win out carry the day get last laugh take the cake win through gain a victory take the prize come first gain mastery of take the honours win hands down take the crown do away with bring about the downfall of block counter spoil disappoint forestall bar dash impede scotch obstruct stymie derail confront hamper snooker fetter hobble neutralize hamstring crool foul up scupper banjax cancel cramp one's style hang up stump hold up obviate prevent crimp dash one's hope prohibit neutralise annul render null and void screw up upset the applecart preclude put a brake on stand in the way of cramp do for give the run around counteract forbid

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To have a diminishing effect on
impair damage harm mar spoil injure undermine vitiate weaken blunt decrease diminish hinder lessen worsen debilitate deteriorate compromise enervate enfeeble blemish bloody break crab cripple deface disable disfigure endamage flaw hurt impede threaten blight cheapen debase destroy devaluate devalue ding disqualify invalidate prejudice queer ruin tarnish total tweak unfit cross up foul up lose strength make useless mess up rough up put the kibosh on sap subvert shake sabotage crush eat away emasculate demoralize demoralise consume erode wear away use up whittle have a bad effect on pull the rug out from under cow dispirit defeat subdue bust degrade overcome smash overwhelm overpower vanquish quash demote botch disempower whittle away humiliate incapacitate suppress downgrade disrate wreck torpedo dent sandbag wear mine destabilize dig destabilise foil frustrate soften attenuate thwart corrode challenge tunnel impoverish extinguish tame drag through the mud hollow out dig out clip one's wings chip away at queer the pitch of rout poke full of holes knock the bottom out of throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of bring down bring someone to their knees bring to ruin cause instability shatter be detrimental to jeopardize disrupt devitalize jeopardise be prejudicial to be disadvantageous to be deleterious to take out put out of commission put out of action scupper scotch devastate endanger imperil undo bodge blow put at risk play havoc with drive a nail into the coffin of maim lame mutilate ravage annihilate afflict dismantle trash depress wound corrupt taint batter shock scorch blast inconvenience wither hog-tie clip wings lay up disenable disarm interfere with smash up screw up detract from shake up louse up muck up prostrate cause detriment to do harm to wreak havoc on exhaust throw a monkey wrench into indispose tire weary fatigue drain immobilize etiolate waste paralyse knacker encumber hamper torpefy eviscerate extenuate unstrengthen paralyze immobilise wear out knock out make weak render infirm lay low make feeble do in confine to bed confine to a wheelchair

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To cause to become physically weaker
prostrate debilitate exhaust enervate tire weaken fell floor sap enfeeble weary fatigue drain incapacitate disable devitalize drop cripple frazzle immobilise immobilize overtire level tax down knacker overtax paralyse poop hamstring undermine etiolate waste soften impair paralyze whack handicap disarm ruin depress wreck overthrow mow defeat knock out knock down wear out tire out knock over do in wash out lay low mow down bowl over tucker out fag out bowl down make powerless make weary make helpless make impotent bring someone to their knees take it out of bring low destroy jade indispose make feeble make weak shatter bush disempower torpefy render infirm emasculate eviscerate disembowel exenterate attenuate wear to a frazzle put out of action erode vitiate lessen lower subvert blunt wear away eat away rob from wear down burn out flatten wear deck outwear break tucker bust topple kill bring down harass overwork poop out peter out do up knock to the ground ground KO conk out lame deplete throw down throw to the ground maim sink unstrengthen mangle rugby-tackle lay out injure diminish overexert mutilate flag overdo overextend overfatigue hock damage droop hurt harm mar strain unfit run ragged knock for six shoot down take out strike down knock unconscious unnerve kayo bankrupt draw bedraggle languish sag fizzle succumb deactivate halt overturn throw suck dry inactivate freeze palsy muzzle spoil batter pinion kibosh sabotage hogtie unbrace total arrest pain fail make tired take it out of one disqualify invalidate render incapable put down catch off balance throw monkey wrench in cut down knock into the middle of next week bring to the ground unhinge impoverish use up wear someone out hobble make sleepy take shag out lay someone out disfigure sicken sap your strength spill upset drain of energy lay someone up burden encumber hinder extenuate hamper wither pick off tumble wear on plague fold faint overburden overstrain wilt ennui collapse drowse deface dislimb sideline stifle dismember tip over upturn jam stop oppress fade glut weigh give out go stale grow weary disenable pull down lose interest cause ennui grow tired trip sap one's strength sap the strength of clamp wheel-clamp put to sleep make lame scatter tackle tie make inoperative action render inactive overcome overpower prevent from moving render inoperative prevent from working bring to a halt confine to bed confine to a wheelchair root shove unbalance bring to a standstill wipe out nearly kill make unfit spike restrict render powerless wear oneself to a shadow run into the ground set down trip up hurl to the ground wear oneself to a frazzle run down run over defuse grade roll poleax plaster debase flush lay straighten abrade bore spread out iron out roll out beat down appall transfix bemuse daze close deaden stun benumb anesthetize daunt petrify nonplus appal astound anaesthetize numb stupefy demolish knock off your feet disband make safe subjugate occupy make harmless deescalate neutralize remove the fuse from skin subdue unarm neutralise render defenseless strip stop dead make inert shut down make nerveless bring to grinding halt

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To be economical or frugal with
retrench economise economize save budget scrimp conserve curtail trim husband be sparing cut back be frugal be economical cut corners make cutbacks save money make economies scrimp and save make cuts make savings tighten your belt cut down reduce expenditure draw in your horns husband one's resources pinch skimp stint spare scant be sparing with go easy on be economical with economize on be thrifty scrimp and scrape save for a rainy day use sparingly rake and scrape be mingy with tighten one's belt be frugal with be parsimonious with run a tight ship be stingy with scrimp on be careful with be mean with manage thriftily be cheap stint on use economically cut down on be more economical be tight with pinch pennies cut costs cut expenditure make ends meet store reserve hoard limit preserve stockpile control put aside put by be prudent pinch the pennies stretch a dollar earmark watch one's pennies pull in your horns go easy look after the pence safeguard lay in use less decrease wastage reduce wastage shepherd buy cheaply manage buy more cheaply count the pennies watch the pennies keep within means run tight ship watch your pennies count your pennies pay one's way rein in be on a shoestring meet a budget husband your resources be careful pinch your pennies stow stash retain squirrel regulate contain secure mothball sock away bottle store up keep intact hold back stash away put away squirrel away keep back set aside restrict ration limit to a fixed amount restrict the consumption of

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To separate or cause to be separated into constituent parts or components
resolve separate divide split break up decompose uncouple unlink decouple disassociate disconnect disintegrate dissociate dissolve part sever clear disjoin dissever disunite divorce sunder unyoke disjoint ramify break down split up dissect fractionate analyse anatomize analyze atomize distil decompound distill study assay consider test think through detach isolate cut break undo cut off take apart disengage segregate remove cleave unfix break off deconstruct come apart abstract rend disentangle disaffiliate disband dismantle diverge partition rive slice section set apart dichotomize loose break apart examine unfasten investigate scrutinize withdraw unhitch free distance luxate disassemble loosen disrupt inspect disarticulate spread alienate unravel tear off branch segment subdivide bifurcate scrutinise lay bare cut up keep apart divide in two split in two cut in two abjugate unstrap untether unhook untie delink extricate dislocate unmarry dislodge move dismember relocate draw back factionalize distinguish rupture splinter disperse embroil estrange put away scatter hydrolyze electrolyze uncombine dock bisect amputate go separate ways become disconnected pull apart come away become detached tear apart determine parse chop off hew off shear off slice off hack off lop off set at odds divide up carve X-ray set at variance fork evaluate tear wedge apart break open divaricate probe itemize portion open particularise strip particularize articulate itemise factor explore research branch off branch out move apart sift fork off put asunder draw apart turn off inquire about go over with a fine-tooth comb pore over delve into dismount

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To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore

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To slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
check arrest stop halt inhibit curb bar control delay impede obstruct thwart restrain retard stem foil frustrate limit stall stay suppress bridle hamper hold up neutralise neutralize pause prevent rein stifle block catch constrain contain cut short hinder interrupt muffle smother squelch still swallow terminate bottleneck counteract fight back govern hold hold back moderate repress staunch withhold bottle up brake checkmate choke choke back circumvent discourage rebuff regulate repulse tame draw up keep in check rein in slow down bite back fetch up hold down hold in keep a lid on keep back keep under control pull in pull up slacken pace bring to a standstill interfere with nip in the bud put a brake on stand in the way of stem the flow of play for time put a spoke in someone's wheel handicap clog encumber slow restrict fetter trammel baulk balk hang up throw a spanner in the works of cramp shackle dissuade hog-tie hobble deter handcuff manacle quash embarrass short-circuit stymie debar prohibit forbid faze bit sandbag ward interdict outlaw avert taboo tie up enjoin put an end to keep in put on brakes put an stop to decelerate detain postpone defer slow up set back hamstring slacken put back cumber lessen dawdle baffle flag crimp loiter down poke decrease bog hesitate loaf retardate falter mire choke off take down close off shut off let up shut down back off bog down bring to screeching halt throw a monkey wrench in the works of derail freeze forestall stonewall bork confine cripple get in the way of sabotage interfere circumscribe shelve delimit fix bring up intermit scupper cork discomfit straiten get in the way put off hold in check foul up screw up keep within bounds tie down hem in cramp one's style keep the lid on crab throttle obscure screen complicate discontinue suspend stand fence weigh down ward off monkey with end disrupt stand still come to a standstill protract not move stand off peter out remit prorogue oppose rattle dam prolong bind entangle chain disconcert demarcate stave off make late hold off on hold over cap bound constrict peg cut off give a hard time saddle with scrub sidetrack drop brace can set demark specify prescribe girdle delimitate define knock off place a limit on bring to an end keep within limits keep a tight rein on mark off draw the line on counter defeat spoil disappoint nullify dash scotch crush confront snooker beat crool put a stop to banjax cancel overcome stump negate lick ruin obviate preclude conquer annul outwit do for render null and void upset the applecart dash one's hope give the run around put the lid on put the kibosh on subdue muzzle dampen leash measure rule keep curtail harness gaol jail gag rein back guide impound direct imprison cool kill hogtie keep down sit on box up put away pin down pull back crack down lock up keep in line bring under control have on a tight leash

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Simplify (something) so much that a distorted impression of it is given

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To confine or keep within certain limits
restrict limit confine regulate circumscribe bound cap contain control fix hamper moderate curb demarcate ration specify bind chain constrain constrict contract decrease define delimit delimitate demark diminish encircle enclose hold down inclose inhibit modify narrow prelimit qualify repress restrain shorten shrink surround temper tether impose limits on set limits on bottle up clip someone's wings cool down cut down on hang up hold back keep under control keep within bounds pin down put away send up shut in come down on hem in keep within limits put on ice put a ceiling on keep a tight rein on check suppress hinder bridle hold keep in check impede stifle tame smother trammel stop straiten subdue hold in measure govern prevent rein in keep cork cool gag pull in keep back keep the lid on keep down cramp peg terminate monitor quell fetter set obstruct rein rule strangle muffle kill delineate squelch choke back simmer down crack down compose mark out shut down handicap calm stamp out arrest imprison concentrate corner interfere with collect intern quash bar freeze squash jail curtail still retard quiet coop up tie down detain modulate lock up crack down on focus muzzle gaol close in put the brakes on mark off establish put an end to keep an eye on clamp down on adjust keep lid on hamstring settle hobble damp down soothe silence guide direct immure keep in line tie swallow deaden quelch hold in check set the limits clamp down box up mitigate keep a lid on sink pocket submerge girdle extinguish incarcerate deter impound put a brake on withhold quench overpower hog-tie shush slow down put an stop to choke cool off not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of put half nelson on tone down fight back button up bite back take tough action stymie halt determine set a limit on put a stop to come down hard on ease mark encumber slow relieve zero in center on fix on environ encompass bring to naught keep feeling inside oneself cover up trap collar keep secret entrap left out mothball immobilize immobilise thwart describe clarify censor gain mastery over gain control over outline discipline frustrate baulk shackle entrammel nail down put a limit on hold up conceal box in cut back suffocate ban lock in deny concuss fence in deprive shotgun disallow necessitate balk bring to screeching halt keep tight rein on tie up stem the flow of hide accost snuff dry up hush dummy up ice quieten shut up tongue-tie manage dampen cork up shower oppress put out bite one's lip hush up shroud heap cramp someone's style leash bit harness administer confront waylay prescribe overlook methodize debar isolate adapt organize systematize stay stem rein back hogtie allocate reconcile narrow down centre on keep in pinpoint localise center localize centre police administrate legislate crush sit on pull back stake out place a limit on pacify allay bring under control coordinate standardize palliate destroy have on a tight leash supervise mince mellow damp soften relax break draw the line on re-collect master temperate balance superintend mute oversee steward preside over garrote garrotte rally tranquilize inspect lull recover play down cool out meet halfway soft-pedal keep tabs on stop from spreading systematise standardise pace organise get tough on tighten up on come down on like a ton of bricks get tough take severe measures against come down heavily on take stern measures against commit jug budget conserve tranquillize hold prisoner put in prison send to prison save take into custody send down hold captive book bastille slough railroad put into detention clap in irons put inside put in chains send up the river throw in jail bang up keep under lock and key throw book at take away put behind bars put under lock and key limit to a fixed amount restrict the consumption of

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To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force

Verb

To become something different
change evolve transform convert reform turn metamorphose morph mutate resolve shift naturalise naturalize recondition shape transfigure transmute diverge merge progress commutate transmogrify deform transubstantiate materialise materialize alter modify switch vary adapt transpose adjust recast revise remodel reconstruct reorganize translate amend develop distort reorganise make over interchange doctor modulate commute rearrange restyle fluctuate move remake alchemize manipulate reshape veer advance swing mold customize falsify rebuild vacillate mould transfer tamper with rig refashion upgrade substitute cook misrepresent pivot swap revolutionize digress massage customise grow affect revolutionise drift slip switch over tailor displace deviate reorder make adjustments to make shuffle become redo edit exchange metamorphosize diversify push renew revamp fiddle fix improve disguise trade juggle rework fudge reconstitute permute refine pass remove speed differentiate interfere with move forward make alterations to personalize reposition fiddle with tinker with fashion position reshuffle budge snap rejig dislocate readjust render renovate go refit appropriate downlink apply download rectify correct reorient individualize rehabilitate remould mature truck redesign reorientate recalibrate personalise individualise better regenerate ameliorate ripen permutate remold undergo a sea change modernise modernize contort form metastasize metamorphize generate swerve back blend realign transmutate transit deconflict corrupt barter move forwards reschedule age be reborn mutant anomaly mutation alternate transition flip-flop replace change direction govern shade mend grade become different predispose redistribute change gradually misstate pull redeploy transplant emend repair restore bear upon impinge upon have an impact on become clearly visible as remedy restructure trim uplift reclaim redispose cure debug influence change round perform magic cook the books make better bring forward red-pencil bring up to code specify make to order make distinctive give a personal touch to retract reverse pervert forge fake disturb quit leave flit shove impel carry migrate row back dial back do a U-turn on move house change residence relocate about-face do an about-turn on flip-flop on change gears on yo-yo on eat one's words phony up mess about with trump up make changes to meddle with put somewhere else pack your bags go away change place unfold expand enlarge elaborate unroll extend drive emerge thrive spread augment prosper flourish proceed head blossom continue shoot educe derive increase push forward make progress push ahead go forth push on work out make headway make strides go forward march on work up adapt yourself come of age move ahead cover ground move onward press on build up work one's way open out press forward forge ahead overhaul retool tweak rehash update redevelop denature warp rejigger reconfigure regulate refurbish tune redraft stir up change completely shift gears turn upside down turn around make innovations turn the tables turn the corner fix up sing different tune do up turn over new leaf

Verb

To bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
sully slander defame disgrace debase tarnish traduce blot discredit malign shame smear stain stigmatise stigmatize taint vilify besmirch censure degrade dishonour knock rubbish slur befoul belittle calumniate decry denigrate disparage reproach soil asperse assail besmear damage defile injure libel lower scandalise scandalize smirch spoil blacken muckrake spot attack blotch deride derogate dishonor disrespect rip breathe on bring discredit to drag through the mire drag through the mud reflect badly on bad-mouth bring into disrepute bring shame on bring shame upon slag off speak ill of tar and feather do a number on give a black eye rip up and down fling mud at sling mud at cast a slur on spread scandal about do a hatchet job on give a bad name run smear campaign embarrass poison undermine prejudice blemish pervert badmouth slam vilipend pan scorch ruin blister blackguard sling mud poor-mouth drag through mud drag someone's name through the mud humiliate abase foul humble chasten cheapen demean sink mortify desecrate disfavor snub ridicule disfavour take down disregard own attaint mock lose face put down put in a bad light give a bad name to show up cause to lose face cut down to size take down a peg make someone eat crow put someone in their place take down a peg or two run down revile cast aspersions on tear down detract slight speak evil of roast insult dump on blacken the name of deprecate criticize criticise diminish depreciate condemn misrepresent throw mud at detract from impugn minimize play down mudsling backbite trivialize dismiss scorn undervalue underrate slate abuse pour scorn on discount tell lies about do down trash pull apart pooh-pooh take to pieces hit out at blacken the reputation of have a go at trivialise minimise shoot down cry down offend show in a bad light vituperate underestimate belie downgrade bash deflate treat lightly marginalize run a smear campaign against spread lies about diss downplay dis rap scoff at minify trash-talk sneer at misprize blacken someone's name dispraise marginalise make light of sully someone's reputation drag down bring dishonour to bring shame to write off hold cheap kiss off talk down pick holes in back-bite brand harm touch darken blaspheme lampoon villainize mar deprave caricature burlesque demonize demonise sneer skin alive abash contemn denounce understate disdain debauch conduct a smear campaign against sully the reputation of chagrin laugh off laugh at squash pull to pieces tear into cut to the quick reflect negatively write false reports about discountenance spread tales about mark wrong drag name through mud drag someone's name through the mire cast in a bad light damage the reputation of harm the reputation of muddy the reputation of speak badly of daub bedaub accuse slag gossip about dirty smudge lie about blacken the character of anoint cast slur on put zingers on blast corrupt vitiate flame disconcert cloud blight sell short put hooks in find fault with look down on clamor against spurn fault hurt make uncomfortable make someone feel ashamed lambaste tar strumpet plaster hit rail against inveigh against fulminate against berate cast a slur shock outrage disgust demoralise bastardise bastardize demoralize brutalize bestialize animalize brutalise skewer hammer devalue horrify appal expose miff bag pummel pillory monster compromise zing disesteem taint someone's name tarnish someone's name spatter injure the reputation of cast aspersion blacken someone's character stain someone's good name accuse falsely sully someone's name soil someone's name chop insinuate push cap mistreat dig curse lay into jump on cuss caluminate voodoo jinx blot one's copybook sicken repel affront revolt nauseate blacken name pummelled defame someone's character appall displease subdue crush dress down throw brickbats at rag on call down rip up kick in the teeth discomfit blow off cut up blackball dismay slap in the face hit where one lives ruin the reputation of bring into disfavour damage someone's reputation destroy someone's credibility give offence to raise eyebrows amongst cause raised eyebrows cause a few raised eyebrows amongst squelch put a whammy on quash break bemean wither vanquish confound confuse make a fool of put to shame cause to feel small bring down settle someone's hash make ashamed put out of countenance make someone eat humble pie cast down take the wind out of someone's sails bring low poor mouth pooh pooh take a swipe at shoot full of holes sour grapes

Verb

To render comprehensible or understandable
simplify clarify elucidate explain interpret construe demonstrate demystify explicate expound illuminate illustrate unriddle clear up spell out get across abridge analyse analyze chasten decipher disinvolve facilitate order shorten unscramble boil down break down clean up cut down lay out make clear make easier make easy make plain make straightforward break it down clean it up cut the frills draw a picture let daylight in let sunlight in make perfectly clear put one straight get down to basics get to the meat hit the high spots put in a nutshell reduce to the bare bones unfold describe unravel define decode untangle reveal translate gloss enlighten throw light on point out show annotate delineate disclose comment on tell shed light on put in plain English go into detail put across resolve render develop expand enucleate clear exemplify specify characterize detail explain in detail make explicit educate sort out diagram uncover characterise expose straighten out give the details of draw a picture of flesh out run over make obvious streamline make simpler discourse comment set forth summarize expand on talk about give a commentary on explain in simple terms justify clue in draw a map of fill someone in throw light upon emphasize paraphrase reword summarise proclaim allegorize emphasise mark edify rephrase dilate amplify criticize appraise expatiate bring home sum up lay bare exhibit guide put into words disentangle defog express in words paint a picture report discuss communicate declare put in plain words give an explanation of spell it out brief shed light teach set the scene enunciate make intelligible get over show and tell point up illumine rationalize work out criticise convert inform instruct express rationalise settle restate recast cast light on give insight put in the picture give insight into formulate run down enlarge upon tell why explicitize give the big picture put into plain English explicitise highlight metaphrase transpose prove shed make simple clear the air about get something straight clear the air state in layman's language do into straighten up make see daylight expound on

Verb

Prepare food, usually using heat
cook prepare bake fix get make barbecue blanch boil braise brew broil brown burn casserole coddle curry decoct devil escallop fricassee fry griddle grill heat imbue melt microwave mull nuke panfry parboil parch percolate poach pressure-cook roast ruin saute scald scorch scramble sear seethe simmer sizzle spoil steam steep stew stir-fry toast knock up put together rustle up deep fry french fry prepare food warm up warm concoct singe char whip up heat up throw together zap swelter produce flame frizzle churn rattle off blacken wither ignite thaw incinerate blaze spit-roast brand dish up warm through dry pot-roast blister hot up take the chill off crisp ready rotisserie reheat desiccate shrivel get ready smolder dehydrate cauterize torch chafe smoulder hot enflame kindle enkindle cook over an open pit carbonize carbonise fire inflame cauterise make hot create dry up set on fire burn up make warm soften stir fry fry up deep-fry infuse get ready for precook assemble bring to the boil sauté muster pan fry seal mark stale cook up boil lightly charbroil fit prep sauté crisp up charcoal-broil blast make ready fix up jug smoor oven-bake color colour bring back to life decrepitate effervesce bubble ferment boil slowly cook slowly scare up make up oven overheat dry-roast smelt fizz sun incandesce tepefy flush glow pan-fry jack up mash cook gently raise the temperature raise something's temperature blight discolour exsiccate boil gently dry out get too hot grow hot solder tan harden discolor wilt thaw out warm over combust light increase in temperature raise the temperature of become warm become hot put on the fire flare conflagrate smoke burn to the ground burn down set light to be on fire be in flames destroy by fire go up in smoke cremate be ablaze touch off set alight reduce to ashes be afire set burning burn away set fire to be ardent go up gut consume put a match to set a match to be alight rekindle burn to a crisp be aflame go up in flames

Verb

Assess financial value
price value cost estimate evaluate rate assess appraise assay fix sticker fix the price of mark down mark up set the price of set a price put a price on set valuate calculate survey guesstimate size up set at put a value on judge compute consider grade gauge gage peg weigh up quote rank count set a price on determine price out reckon weigh class measure size read check deem classify adjudge sum up look over check out take account of work out estimate the cost of estimate the price of put a figure on analyse decide criticize analyze criticise make up one's mind about check something out take measure get the measure of form an opinion of pass judgment form an impression of assess the worth of regard esteem hold view approximate cost out place call surmise account judge to be put down for think of pigeonhole set down believe stand button down reckon to be look upon put down as categorise tab tag guess at deem to be position mark down as hold to be typecast find to be make of look on categorize think to be consider to be review inspect recce eye examine audit figure eye up figure out have one's number figure in guess suppose conjecture think deduce quantify make suspect put appreciate calibrate mark reason expect see gather imagine understand ascertain discern conceive conclude predict infer number enumerate calculate roughly feel regard as perceive look on as cipher cast speculate derive sum cypher divine tally observe see as take for presume assume dope out forecast make an estimate of count up budget correct score prophesy identify prospect scrutinize apprise test triangulate distinguish eyeball allow extrapolate run over think through look into meter total resolve contemplate find take detect scale scrutinise draw tell gradate adjudicate recognize metre square view as class as hypothesize fathom postulate solve sense know roughly calculate make out come to the conclusion intuit hazard take to be interpret as venture theorize suggest hypothesise theorise trust quantitate divide recognise tote up think likely add up tot look at foretell take a shot at take a stab at tot up fancy think of as keep tabs explain project take measure of repute establish pronounce decree rule get a fix on confirm dare say specify decide on budget for account for run down foot tote count noses tick off count heads treat interpret verify syllogize ratiocinate admire revere respect credit estimate as daresay find out discover investigate be of the view be of the opinion bank on construe have a hunch draw conclusions count on anticipate try totalize provide for factor into allow for factor in learn check up on pick up add adjust multiply subtract add together plumb conceive to be be afraid set store by believe to be feel to be calculate to be imagine to be attempt essay endeavor seek strive opine tumble to grok presuppose grasp decipher register dig notice apprehend philosophize cotton on to assimilate decode comprehend philosophise savvy cognize twig catch on to ween note span prove probe scan group indicate errors in show mistakes in point out faults in accept undertake endeavour average mete portion pick select chance predicate study codify make a guess at hazard a guess jump to a conclusion go out on a limb happen upon measure out time say oversee