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synonyms for subtract

  • deduct
  • withhold
  • decrease
  • detract
  • diminish
  • discount
  • remove
  • take
  • withdraw
  • draw back
  • knock off
  • take from
  • take off
  • take out
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antonyms for subtract

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  • add
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • grow
  • increase
  • raise
  • remain
  • stay
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How to use subtract in a sentence

So one approach was to precisely calculate the areas of the two spheres and subtract them.
THE FIFTH BATTLE FOR RIDDLER NATIONZACH WISSNER-GROSSSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
That could help them work around those times or even mask the satellites’ light during exposure, and it could also be used in image processing to subtract satellite trails from the data itself.
SATELLITE MEGA-CONSTELLATIONS RISK RUINING ASTRONOMY FOREVERNEEL PATELSEPTEMBER 2, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Quickly adjust the weight by adding or subtracting from the five removable pockets, which hold between one to five pounds.
THE BEST ANKLE WEIGHTS FOR A SCULPTED LOWER BODYPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 1, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This team also subtracted out the expected number of seasonal cases of other flu-like infections.
MILLIONS OF LIKELY U.S. COVID-19 CASES HAVE GONE UNDIAGNOSEDTINA HESMAN SAEYJULY 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
To find out how much rock candy you made in each group, subtract the weight of each string at the beginning of the experiment from the weight of the candy-coated string.
ROCK CANDY SCIENCE 2: NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH SUGARBETHANY BROOKSHIREAPRIL 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
If a change does not add to the sum total of their happiness, I trust that it will not subtract much from it.
FROM FARM HOUSE TO THE WHITE HOUSEWILLIAM M. THAYER
This time we do not subtract A³ and CqA, because this subtraction is already affected by the preceding work.
WILLIAM OUGHTREDFLORIAN CAJORI
Take as many nines as there are figures in the smallest number, and subtract that sum from the number of nines.
ENDLESS AMUSEMENTUNKNOWN
It was also permissible for the poet (besides adding to the line at the end) to subtract from it at the beginning, viz.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBTRACT

  • account
  • add
  • adjust
  • appraise
  • assay
  • cast
  • cipher
  • consider
  • count
  • determine
  • divide
  • dope out
  • enumerate
  • figure
  • forecast
  • foretell
  • gauge
  • guess
  • judge
  • keep tabs
  • measure
  • multiply
  • number
  • rate
  • reckon
  • size up
  • subtract
  • sum
  • take account of
  • tally
  • tot
  • tote up
  • value
  • weigh
  • work out
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