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Search phrase: reduce

Plays

 5 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Henry VH5 V.ii.63Which to reduce into our former favourWhich to reduce into our former fauour,
King Edward IIIE3 II.ii.53And so reduce him from a scolding drumAnd so reduce him from a scoulding drum,
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.68All springs reduce their currents to mine eyes,All Springs reduce their currents to mine eyes,
Richard IIIR3 V.v.36That would reduce these bloody days againThat would reduce these bloudy dayes againe,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.iii.93may bring her to eat, to sleep, and reduce what's nowmay bring her to eate, to sleepe, and reduce what's / Now

Glossary

 33 result(s).
abateshorten, lessen, reduce
assubjugatereduce to subjugation, demean, debase
bate[of quantities] lessen, reduce, deduct
beggarreduce to beggary, impoverish, make destitute
boyrepresent by a boy, reduce to a boy-actor level [boys played the female parts in Shakespeare's time]
bringreduce, lower
circumscriberestrict, reduce, limit
contractshorten, reduce, lessen
cutremove, take away, reduce
degradelower in rank, reduce in degree
dejectlower, reduce, lessen
disquantitylessen in quantity, reduce, cut down
dissolvelose influence, reduce to nothing
distilmelt, reduce, dissolve
dodestroy, consume, reduce to nothing
dullblunt, reduce the activity of
dumbmake inaudible, reduce to silence
layallay, reduce, moderate
mitigatemoderate, reduce the severity of
rackexhaust by imposing excessive charges, reduce to poverty
reducerestore, bring back, lead back
ruinatereduce to ruins, bring to destruction
seethereduce by boiling, dissipate by overheating
shortenreduce, diminish, cut back
slackreduce to inactivity, quieten down
slackslacken, reduce, slow down
subdueget the better of, bring down, reduce
swearreduce to silence by swearing, put down by swearing
takereduce, diminish, lessen
thirdachieve a third of, reduce to a third
uproarthrow into turmoil, reduce to confusion
warpreduce, shrink, lessen
weakenlower, reduce, lessen

Thesaurus

 40 result(s).
activity, reducedull
beggary, reduce tobeggar
boiling, reduce byseethe
boy-actor level, reduce to aboy
degree, reduce indegrade
inactivity, reduce toslack
nothing, reduce todissolve
nothing, reduce todo
poverty, reduce torack
reducebate
reducecircumscribe
reducebring
reducecontract
reduceweaken
reduceabate
reducewarp
reducecut
reducesubdue
reducedeject
reduceslack
reducedistil
reducetake
reducedisquantity
reducelay
reduceshorten
reduce activitydull
reduce by boilingseethe
reduce in degreedegrade
reduce the severity ofmitigate
reduce to a thirdthird
reduce to inactivityslack
reduce to nothingdissolve
reduce to nothingdo
reduce to povertyrack
reduce to subjugationassubjugate
ruins, reduce toruinate
severity, reduce themitigate
silence, reduce todumb
subjugation, reduce toassubjugate
swearing, reduce to silence byswear

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
Archaisms

Words Families

 1 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
REDUCEBASICreduce v
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