What is another word for retrench?

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To reduce (something) in extent or quantity
“There are various reasons, then, why many citizens have supported right-wing parties which seek to retrench the welfare state.”
To cut down or reduce
“First, declining sales growth indicated economic trouble and a need to retrench and reduce costs in a business environment in which managers pay close attention to sales growth.”
To reduce in extent or quantity
To decrease bit by bit
To become smaller or less in amount, degree or intensity
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