bring down

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: bring down

1
v
move something or somebody to a lower position
2
v
cut down on; make a reduction in
3
v
impose something unpleasant
4
v
cause to be enthusiastic
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: bring down
1

v move something or somebody to a lower position

Synonyms:
get down, let down, lower, take down
Antonyms:
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position
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reef
lower and bring partially inboard
depress
lower (prices or markets)
dip
lower briefly
incline
lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v cause to come to the ground

Synonyms:
land, put down
Type of:
arrive, come, get
reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

v cause the downfall of; of rulers

Synonyms:
overthrow, overturn, subvert
Types:
revolutionize
overthrow by a revolution, of governments
Type of:
depose, force out
force to leave (an office)
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v cut down on; make a reduction in

Synonyms:
cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
cut
have a reducing effect
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shorten
make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
spill
reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
quench
reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
retrench
make a reduction, as in one's workforce
slash
cut drastically
thin out
make sparse
thin
make thin or thinner
detract, take away
take away a part from; diminish
deflate
reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
inflate
increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
downsize
reduce in size or number
subtract
take off or away
knock off, shave
cut the price of
foreshorten
shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
clip, curtail, cut short
terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
syncopate
omit a sound or letter in a word
cut short, truncate
make shorter as if by cutting off
draw
reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
mark down
reduce the price of
Type of:
decrease, lessen, minify
make smaller
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v impose something unpleasant

Synonyms:
impose, inflict, visit
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dictate, order, prescribe
issue commands or orders for
intrude, obtrude
thrust oneself in as if by force
clamp
impose or inflict forcefully
give
inflict as a punishment
foist
to force onto another
mandate
make mandatory
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings
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v cause to be enthusiastic

“Her playing brought down the house”
Type of:
enthuse
cause to feel enthusiasm
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