What is another word for bring down?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈɪŋ dˈa͡ʊn] (IPA)

Bring down is a phrasal verb that means to lower or reduce something, or to cause someone to fall from a position of power or status. Some synonyms for bring down include reduce, diminish, lessen, cut down, lower, shrink, curtail and decrease. These words all convey the idea of producing a smaller amount or level of something. Other synonyms for bring down that are more focused on the idea of causing someone to fall from power or position include overthrow, dethrone, topple, depose, and unseat. All these synonyms have a negative connotation and imply a situation where someone loses power, influence or authority, and is replaced by someone else.

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What are the hypernyms for Bring down?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Bring down?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for bring down?

The antonyms for the word "bring down" are: elevate, uplift, raise, enhance, boost, increase, heighten, uplift, promote, and upgrade. These words basically mean to improve or raise the level of something. For instance, you can uplift the spirits of a friend who is feeling down, boost the company's profits, increase the value of assets, enhance the quality of a product or a service, or promote a cause that aims to make the world a better place. All these antonyms signify the action of elevating, increasing or improving something, rather than bringing it down.

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Famous quotes with Bring down

  • Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished - My god. It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin to detail all it's actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It's stunned the entire nation.
    Art Bell
  • We pay some price when necessary to bring down inflation but that price is temporary and is not large relative to the permanent gain from reduced inflation.
    Martin Feldstein
  • The world is likely to view any temporary extension of the income tax cuts for the top two percent as a prelude to a long-term or permanent extension, and that would hurt economic recovery as well by undermining confidence that we're prepared to make a commitment today to bring down our future deficits.
    Timothy Geithner
  • One way to bring down crime in the state of California and every state in the union is to have an enforceable border. That means let's build that border fence. When people want to come into this country, let's ask them to knock on the front door.
    Duncan Hunter
  • One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost.
    Valerie Jarrett

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