Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bring_down

6 senses of bring down

Sense 1
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down -- (move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down -- (cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class")
       => depose, force out -- (force to leave (an office))

Sense 3
inflict, bring down, visit, impose -- (impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 4
land, put down, bring down -- (cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely")
       => arrive, get, come -- (reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight")

Sense 5
bring down -- (cause to be enthusiastic; "Her playing brought down the house")
       => enthuse -- (cause to feel enthusiasm)

Sense 6
reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

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