1. [ verb ] move something or somebody to a lower position
Synonyms: lower let_down take_down get_down

"take down the vase from the shelf"

Related terms: raise move tend depress dip incline reef descend
2. [ verb ] impose something unpleasant
Synonyms: inflict impose visit

: "The principal visited his rage on the students"

Related terms: communicate order clamp give intrude foist infliction imposition
3. [ verb ] (politics) cause the downfall of; of rulers
Synonyms: overthrow subvert overturn

"The Czar was overthrown" "subvert the ruling class"

Related terms: depose revolutionize subversion
4. [ verb ] cause to come to the ground
Synonyms: land put_down

"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"

Related terms: arrive air_travel landing land
5. [ verb ] cause to be enthusiastic

"Her playing brought down the house"

Related terms: enthuse
6. [ verb ] cut down on; make a reduction in
Synonyms: reduce cut cut_down trim_down trim cut_back trim_back

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Related terms: decrease shorten slash take_away thin_out shave quench deflate retrench inflate cut thin cut trim
Similar spelling:   bring_to