bring down

Definitions of bring down
  1. verb
    move something or somebody to a lower position
    synonyms: get down, let down, lower, take down
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    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
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  2. verb
    cause to come to the ground
    synonyms: land, put down
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    arrive, come, get
    reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
  3. verb
    cause the downfall of; of rulers
    synonyms: overthrow, overturn, subvert
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    revolutionize
    overthrow by a revolution, of governments
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    depose, force out
    force to leave (an office)
  4. verb
    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
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    decrease, lessen, minify
    make smaller
  5. verb
    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
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    communicate, intercommunicate
    transmit thoughts or feelings
  6. verb
    cause to be enthusiastic
    “Her playing brought down the house”
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    enthuse
    cause to feel enthusiasm
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