Sinonimi inglese britannico
(verbo ) 
Definition
to weaken or lessen
Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
Sinonimi
lessen
Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
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cut
He has cut the play judiciously.
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contract
Output fell last year and is expected to contract further this year.
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lower
The new measures will lower the risk.
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depress
The stronger currency depressed sales.
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moderate
The crisis has moderated somewhat.
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dial down
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weaken
Her opponents believe that her authority has been fatally weakened.
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diminish
Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
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turn down
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decrease
The medication is said to decrease the risk of heart attack.
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slow down
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cut down
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shorten
The day surgery will help to shorten waiting lists.
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dilute
It was a clear attempt to dilute black voting power.
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impair
The bright sunshine was impairing my vision.
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curtail
NATO plans to curtail the number of troops being sent to the region.
The celebrations had to be curtailed because of bad weather.
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wind down
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abate
a government programme to abate greenhouse gas emissions
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tone down
, ,
truncate
I'm going to truncate the time I spend at work.
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abridge
We don't abridge any of the stories we publish.
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downsize
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downscale
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kennet (Australian, slang)
,
jeff (Australian, slang)
Contrari
(verbo ) 
They wanted the army reduced to a police force.
Sinonimi
degrade
He was degraded to a lower rank.
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downgrade
His superiors downgraded him.
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demote
If managers prove inefficient they should be demoted.
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lower in rank
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break
The newspapers can make or break you.
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humble
the little car company that humbled the industry giants
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humiliate
His teacher continually humiliates him in maths lessons.
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bring low
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take down a peg (informal)
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lower the status of
Contrari
(verbo ) 
Definition
to bring by force or necessity to some state or action
He was reduced to begging for a living.
Sinonimi
drive
Curiosity drove me to probe into what they worked on together.
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force
They forced him to work for them at gun point.
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bring
I could not even bring myself to enter the house.
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bring to the point of
(verbo ) 
Definition
to thicken (a sauce) by boiling away some of its liquid
Simmer until mixture reduces.
Sinonimi
thicken
Keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
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set
Lower the heat and allow the omelette to set on the bottom.
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clot
The patient's blood refused to clot.
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condense
The compressed gas is cooled and condenses into a liquid.
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congeal
The blood had started to congeal.
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coagulate
The blood coagulates to stop wounds bleeding.
(verbo ) 
Definition
to bring down or lower
Companies should reduce prices today.
Sinonimi
cheapen
Love is a word cheapened by overuse.
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cut
The first priority is to cut costs.
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discount
Tour prices are being discounted.
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slash
Everyone agrees that subsidies have to be slashed.
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knock down
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mark down
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make cheaper
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bring down the price of
(verbo ) 
Definition
to slim
It's very difficult to reduce weight.
Sinonimi
slim
The company recently slimmed down its product line.
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diet
Most of us have dieted at some time in our lives.
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trim
They looked at ways they could trim these costs.
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lose weight
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shed weight
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be or go on a diet
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slenderize mainly US)
(verbo ) 
Definition
to impoverish
Sinonimi
impoverish
a society impoverished by wartime inflation
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ruin
She accused him of ruining her financially.
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bankrupt
The move to the market nearly bankrupted the firm and its director.
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sinonimi aggiuntivi

in the sense of abate
Definition
to make or become less strong
a government programme to abate greenhouse gas emissions
in the sense of abridge
Definition
to shorten a written work by taking out parts
We don't abridge any of the stories we publish.
in the sense of bankrupt
Definition
to make bankrupt
The move to the market nearly bankrupted the firm and its director.
Sinonimi
make bankrupt,
make insolvent

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