abase, abash, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, acetify, acidify, acidulate, adjust, adjust to, adulterate, afflict, alkalify, alkalize, allay, alleviate, allow, alter, analyze, anatomize, anesthetize, appease, apportion, assay, assimilate to, assuage, attemper, attenuate, bank the fire, bankrupt, baptize, bate, bear down, beat down, become, beggar, belittle, bend, benumb, blunt, bob, boil down, borate, box in, break, break down, break up, bring down, bring low, bring to, bring to terms, bump, bust, capsulize, carbonate, catalyze, change, change into, change over, charge off, chasten, cheapen, chemical, chlorinate, circumscribe, clip, coarct, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, condition, conquer, consolidate, constrain, constrict, constringe, contract, control, convert, couch, count, count calories, cramp, cripple, crop, crush, curtail, cushion, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut prices, cut short, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, deaden, deaden the pain, debase, debilitate, decline, decrease, deduct, deflate, degrade, demean, demote, deplume, depreciate, depress, derange, derogate, detract, detrude, devaluate, devitalize, diet, dilute, diminish, disable, discount, disgrade, disorder, disparage, displume, dissect, distill, dive, divide, do over, dock, downbear, downgrade, downplay, drain, draw, draw in, draw together, drop, dull, dump, dump on, ease, ease matters, eat away, electrolyze, elide, enervate, enfeeble, epitomize, erode, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, extract, fall, fall in price, fell, ferment, file away, fix, flatten, foment, foreshorten, give relief, give way, grind, gruel, haul down, hedge, hedge about, homopolymerize, hospitalize, humble, humiliate, hydrate, hydrogenate, hydroxylate, impair, impoverish, increase, indent, indispose, invalid, irrigate, isomerize, jew down, keep within bounds, kick back, knit, knock down, lay, lay low, lay up, leach, leaven, lenify, lessen, let down, let up on, lighten, limit, lose flesh, lose weight, lower, lull, make, make allowance, make over, mark down, master, measure, minimize, mitigate, moderate, modify, modulate, mollify, mow, narrow, naturalize, nip, nitrate, nose-dive, numb, number, obtund, overmaster, override, oversimplify, overwhelm, oxidize, pad, palliate, parcel, pare, pauperize, pepsinate, peroxidize, phosphatize, play down, plummet, plunge, poll, pollard, polymerize, poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, powder, press down, prostrate, prune, pucker, pucker up, pull down, pulp, purify, purse, push down, put down, qualify, quantify, quantize, quell, rarefy, rate, rattle, reap, rebate, recap, recapitulate, reconvert, reduce the temperature, reduce to, reduce to elements, reduce weight, refine, refund, regulate by, relieve, remove, render, reset, resolve, resolve into, restrain, restrict, retrench, reverse, ride down, roll back, rub, rub away, sag, salve, sap, scale down, season, segment, separate, set, set conditions, set down, set limits, shake, shake up, shave, shear, shift, shorten, sicken, simplify, sink, slacken, slake, slash, slenderize, slim, slim down, slow down, slump, smash, smother, snub, sober, sober down, soften, soften up, solidify, soothe, step down, stifle, strangle, strangulate, streamline, strip down, strip of rank, stunt, stupe, subdivide, subduct, subdue, subjugate, subtract, sulfate, sulfatize, sulfonate, sum up, summarize, suppress, switch, switch over, synopsize, take a premium, take away, take down, take from, take in, take off, take off weight, tame, telescope, temper, thin, thin down, thin out, thrust down, tone down, trample down, trample underfoot, transform, tread underfoot, trim, trip up, triturate, truncate, tune down, turn, turn back, turn into, tyrannize, unbrace, undermine, underplay, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, vanquish, water, water down, weaken, wear away, weed, weight-watch, withdraw, work, wrinkle, write off
decrease, diminish, lessen, abridge, shrink, drop off, fall off, tail off, fall away, waste, wear, wane, ebb, decline, descend, subside, melt away, die away, retire into the shade, hide its diminished head, fall to a low ebb, run low, languish, decay, crumble, bate, abate, dequantitate, discount, depreciate, extenuate, lower, weaken, attenuate, fritter away, mitigate, dwarf, throw into the shade, reduce, shorten, subtract.
succeed, be successful, gain one's end, gain one's ends, crown with success, gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object, get there, manage to, contrive to, accomplish, do wonders, work wonders, make a go of it, come off well, come off successful, come off with flying colors, make short work of, take by storm, carry by storm, bear away the bell, win one's wings, win one's spurs, win the battle, win the day, carry the day, gain the day, gain the prize, gain the palm, have the best of it, have it all one's own way, have the game in one's owns hands, have the ball at one's feet, have one on the hop, walk over the course, carry all before one, remain in possession of the field, score a success, speed, make progress, win one's way, make one's way, work one's way, find one's way, strive to some purpose, prosper, drive a roaring trade, make profit, reap the fruits, gather the fruits, reap the benefit of, reap the harvest, strike oil, gain a windfall, make one's fortune, get in the harvest, turn to good account, turn to account, triumph, be triumphant, gain a victory, obtain a victory, gain an advantage, chain victory to one's car, nail a coonskin to the wall, surmount a difficulty, overcome a difficulty, get over a difficulty, get over an obstacle, se tirer d'affaire, make head against, stem the torrent, stem the tide, stem the current, weather the storm, weather a point, turn a corner, keep one's head above water, tide over, master, get the better of, have the better of, gain the better of, gain the best of, gain the upper hand, gain the ascendancy, gain the whip hand, gain the start of, distance, surpass, defeat, conquer, vanquish, discomfit, euchre, overcome, overthrow, overpower, overmaster, overmatch, overset, override, overreach, outwit, outdo, outflank, outmaneuver, outgeneral, outvote, take the wind out of one's adversary's sails, beat, beat hollow, rout, lick, drub, floor, worst, put down, put to flight, put to the rout, put hors de combat, put out of court, silence, quell, nonsuit, checkmate, upset, confound, nonplus, stalemate, trump, baffle, circumvent, elude, trip up, trip up the heels of, drive into a corner, drive to the wall, run hard, put one's nose out of joint, settle, do for, break the neck of, break the back of, capsize, sink, shipwreck, drown, swamp, subdue, subjugate, reduce, make the enemy bite the dust, victimize, roll in the dust, trample under foot, put an extinguisher upon, answer, answer the purpose, avail, prevail, take effect, do, turn out well, work well, take, tell, bear fruit, hit it, hit the mark, hit the right nail on the head, nick it, turn up trumps, make a hit, find one's account in.
be few, render few, reduce, diminish the number, weed, eliminate, cull, thin, decimate.
be poor, want, lack, starve, live from hand to mouth, have seen better days, go down in the world, come upon the parish, go to the dogs, go to wrack and ruin, not have a penny, not have a shot in one's locker, beg one's bread, tirer le diable par la queue, run into debt, render poor, impoverish, reduce, reduce to poverty, pauperize, fleece, ruin, bring to the parish.
discount, bate, abate, rebate, reduce, price down, mark down take off, allow, give, make allowance, tax.
be weak, drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, flag, fail, have one leg in the grave, render weak, weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, shake, deprive of strength, relax, enervate, eviscerate, unbrace, unnerve, cripple, unman, cramp, reduce, sprain, strain, blunt the edge of, dilute, impoverish, decimate, extenuate, reduce in strength, reduce the strength of, mettre de l'eau dans son vin.
become small, become smaller, lessen, decrease, grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, lose flesh, wizen, fall away, waste, wane, ebb, decay, be smaller than, fall short of, not come up to, render smaller, lessen, diminish, contract, draw in, narrow, coarctate, boil down, constrict, constringe, condense, compress, squeeze, corrugate, crimp, crunch, crush, crumple up, warp, purse up, pack, squeeze, stow, pinch, tighten, strangle, cramp, dwarf, bedwarf, shorten, circumscribe, restrain, (subtraction) 38 abrade, pare, reduce, attenuate, rub down, scrape, file, file down, grind, grind down, chip, shave, shear, wear down.
be short, render short, shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce, compress, epitomize, retrench, cut short, obtruncate, scrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hew, cut down, pare down, clip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, crop, snub, truncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth of, foreshorten (in drawing).
depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg, cast, let drop, let fall, sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, detrude, pitch, precipitate, overthrow, overturn, overset, upset, subvert, prostate, level, fell, cast down, take down, throw down, fling down, dash down, pull down, cut down, knock down, hew down, raze, raze to the ground, rase to the ground, trample in the dust, pull about one's ears, sit, sit down, couch, squat, crouch, stoop, bend, bow, courtesy, curtsy, bob, duck, dip, kneel, bend the knee, bow the knee, bend the head, bow the head, cower, recline.