reduce


reduce
re·duce /ri-'düs, -'dyüs/ vt re·duced, re·duc·ing
1: to make smaller
2 a: to convert (a chose in action) into a chose in possession
enforcement action sought to reduce to possession her property interest in the...determination of money damagesHaynes v. Contat, 643 N.E.2d 941 (1994)
b: to convert by enforcement through litigation
may reduce his claim to judgment, foreclose or otherwise enforce the security interestUniform Commercial Code
re·duc·ibil·i·ty /-ˌdü-sə-'bi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-/ n
re·duc·ible /-'dü-sə-bəl, -'dyü-/ adj
re·duc·ibly adv
re·duc·tion /ri-'dək-shən/ n
reduce to practice: to cause to undergo reduction to practice

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reduce
I verb 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 II index 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. . 2006

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