Reduces vs Lowers - What's the difference?

reduces | lowers |

As verbs the difference between reduces and lowers

is that reduces is (reduce) while lowers is (lower).




  • (reduce)
  • Anagrams

    * ----




  • To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.
  • * to reduce weight, speed, heat, expenses, price, personnel etc.
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  • To lose weight.
  • To bring to an inferior rank; to degrade, to demote.
  • * to reduce a sergeant to the ranks
  • * An ancient but reduced family. --.
  • * Nothing so excellent but a man may fasten upon something belonging to it, to reduce it. --.
  • * Having reduced their foe to misery beneath their fears. -- .
  • * Hester Prynne was shocked at the condition to which she found the clergyman reduced . --.
  • *
  • Neither [Jones] nor I (in 1966) could conceive of reducing our "science" to the ultimate absurdity of reading Finnish newspapers almost a century and a half old in order to establish "priority."
  • To humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture.
  • * to reduce a province or a fort
  • To bring to an inferior state or condition.
  • * to reduce a city to ashes
  • (cooking) To decrease the liquid content of food by boiling much of its water off.
  • (chemistry) To add electrons / hydrogen or to remove oxygen.
  • (metallurgy) To produce metal from ore by removing nonmetallic elements in a smelter.
  • (mathematics) To simplify an equation or formula without changing its value.
  • (legal) To convert to written form (Usage note: this verb almost always take the phrase "to writing").
  • * It is important that all business contracts be reduced to writing.
  • (medicine) To perform a reduction; to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
  • (military) To reform a line or column from (a square).
  • Synonyms

    * (to bring down) cut, decrease, lower


    * (to bring down) increase

    See also

    * reducing agent


    * ----




  • (lower)
  • Anagrams

    * * *



    Etymology 1

    From (low) +


  • (low)
  • bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object
  • (geology, of strata or geological time periods) older
  • Antonyms
    * (more low) higher * (bottom) upper * (older) upper


  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down
  • lower a bucket into a well
    to lower a sail of a boat
  • to pull down
  • to lower a flag
    Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love / Down to a silent grave. .
  • To reduce the height of
  • lower a fence or wall
    lower a chimney or turret
  • To depress as to direction
  • lower the aim of a gun
  • To make less elevated
  • to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes
  • To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
  • lower the temperature
    lower one's vitality
    lower distilled liquors
  • To bring down; to humble
  • lower one's pride
  • (reflexive) (lower oneself ) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
  • I could never lower myself enough to buy second-hand clothes.
  • To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.
  • lower the price of goods
    lower the interest rate
  • To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease
  • The river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  • To decrease in value, amount, etc.
  • Synonyms
    * bring down * shorten * * reduce * reduce, turn down * * be humble * cut, reduce * die off, drop, fall, fall off, shrink * become/get smaller, become/get lower, lessen, reduce

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
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