Add and Reduce


Add verb - To join (something) to a mass, quantity, or number so as to bring about an overall increase.
Usage example: add another cup of flour to the mixture

Reduce is an antonym for add in topics: count up, accumulation, adjoin.

Nearby Words: added, adding


Reduce verb - To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Usage example: you'll have to reduce the amount of money you spend on unnecessary purchases if you want to have any money left for retirement

Add is an antonym for reduce in eliminate topic.

Nearby Words: reduced, reduction, reducing, reducible

Common collocations

ability add ability reduce ability
power add power reduce power
amount add amount reduce amount
number add number reduce number
Other words: effect, time, level, difficulty, effects, weight, damage, armor, numbers, points, powers, levels.

Both words in one sentence

  • Failed attempts to add certain effects to a weapon through "enchantments" can also reduce durability, up to and including permanent breakage.
  • Here's how it works-you can use puzzles to add additional stats to your equipment, and cubes to reduce those stats.
  • Digital Bikini CCG (the international version of the card game), most female monsters have some sort of digital editing, whether to add clothes or to reduce their bust sizes.
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Reduce or Add. 2016. Accessed June 08, 2023.
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