Synonyms for Reducing:


alleviating (adjective)
Relieving, Mitigating, Assuaging, Alleviating, soothing, Allaying, easing, Palliating, moderating.
extenuating (adjective)
moderating, Mitigating, Palliating.


abridgement (noun)
contraction (noun)
Abridging, dwindling, deflating, shrinking, Curtailing.
process (noun)
reducing (noun)
contracting, diminishing, marking down, compressing, downsizing, Discounting, reduction, dieting, condensing, paring down, Abbreviating, decreasing, cutting down, contraction, lessening, shortening, shrinking.


alleviating (verb)
moderating, Palliating, lessening, Assuaging, Relieving, Allaying, Mitigating, Alleviating, soothing, easing.
cheapening (verb)
debasing, devaluing, degrading, Cheapening, devaluating, slashing, marking down, belittling.
curtailing (verb)
diminishing, fragmenting, shortening, Discontinuing, Curtailing, Abbreviating, minimizing, decreasing.
detracting (verb)
Abrading, Maligning, disparaging, Detracting, casting aspersion, Defaming, Discounting, Derogating, Decrying, depreciating.
diluting (verb)
thinning, Attenuating, Diluting.
diminishing (verb)
contracting, Concentrating, downgrading, dwindling, deflating, paring, shrinking, trimming, Weeding, condensing, pruning, tapering, Culling, Depleting, nipping, compressing, Cropping, clipping, Truncating, Compacting, decrementing, shearing, draining, Abridging, Bobbing, shaving, eroding, lightening, lessening.
discounting (verb)
lightening (verb)
lowering (verb)
dieting, paring down, downsizing, Shriveling, cutting down, Foreshortening, slimming down, contraction.
simplifying (verb)
refining, Elucidating, purifying, factoring, Simplifying, clarifying, stripping.
subtracting (verb)
Deducting, Eliding, lowering, docking, Subtracting, cutting, Deleting.

Other synonyms:

contraction. Other relevant words:
contraction, Allaying, Foreshortening, reduction.

Usage examples for reducing

  1. But at the moment when, if ever, it was worth while to push pursuit to the uttermost, with the prospect of reducing three colonies and breaking up all show of resistance, Howe, satisfied with his campaign, began to prepare winter quarters. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  2. Those in the town take notice of them, and when they see approaching the wonderful array, bent upon reducing and taking the town, they prepare on their side to defend it. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  3. If it is so difficult to get along with all the energy and influence of our present colleagues in the legislature, how can we expect to proceed at all, reducing our moving power? – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson