Synonyms for boil down

Synonyms for (verb) boil down

Synonyms: reduce, boil down, concentrate

Definition: cook until very little liquid is left

Usage: The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: concentrate, decoct, boil down, reduce

Definition: be cooked until very little liquid is left

Usage: The sauce should reduce to one cup

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: reduce, boil down, come down

Definition: be the essential element

Usage: The proposal boils down to a compromise

Similar words: become, turn

Definition: undergo a change or development

Usage: The water turned into ice; Her former friend became her worst enemy; He turned traitor