re·duce /ri-'düs, -'dyüs/ vt re·duced, re·duc·ing1: to make smaller2 a: to convert (a chose in action) into a chose in possessionenforcement action sought to reduce to possession her property interest in the...determination of money damages — Haynes v. Contat, 643 N.E.2d 941 (1994)b: to convert by enforcement through litigationmay reduce his claim to judgment, foreclose or otherwise enforce the security interest — Uniform Commercial Codere·duc·ibil·i·ty /-ˌdü-sə-'bi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-/ nre·duc·ible /-'dü-sə-bəl, -'dyü-/ adjre·duc·ibly advre·duc·tion /ri-'dək-shən/ nreduce to practice: to cause to undergo reduction to practice
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abate, abbreviate, abridge, attenuate, bring low, compact, compress, condense, contract, curtail, cut down, decimate, decrease, demean, diminish, disgrace, downgrade, humble, imminuere, lessen, lower, make less, make smaller, minimize, narrow, shorten, shrink, thin
associated concepts: reduce a sentence, reduce damages
abate (lessen), abridge (shorten), abstract (summarize), allay, alleviate, assuage, attenuate, beat (defeat), commute, condense, constrict (compress), curtail, debilitate, decrease, demean (make lower), demote, deplete, depose (remove), depress, derogate, digest (summarize), diminish, discount (minimize), divest, erode, expend (consume), extenuate, impair, lessen, minimize, mitigate, moderate (temper), modify (moderate), mollify, palliate (abate), rebate, relax, remit (relax), restrict, retrench, subdue, subjugate
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006