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Hi. When listing antonyms, the gloss needs to show the meaning of the word whose antonym this is, NOT the meaning of the antonym. Please see my fix at [1]. Equinox 13:10, 26 October 2013 (UTC)


The opposite of add is subtract. Reduce is the opposite of add to. Please check your grammar! Equinox 14:45, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

The opposite of add (to make the quantity more; Japanese : 加える, 追加する) is reduce (make the quantity fewer; Japanese : 減らす, 削減する), isnt' it? -- 23:55, 26 October 2013, time of Japan
"Add" doesn't mean "make the quantity more"; that would be "increase". Consider: "I increased x (or the value of x) by adding 3 to it". Compare: "I added 3 to x" (I did not "add x"). Equinox 15:15, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
The opposite of "reduce" is both "increase" and "add", isn't it?" For example, the opposite of "We reduced using bolts." (whether instantly or later) would be two patterns : "We increased using bolts." (instantly) or "We added using bolts." (later). -- 01:00, 27 October 2013, time of Japan
Your sentences don't look right. Assuming you mean the mechanical fasteners: "We reduced the use of bolts"; "we increased the use of bolts"; definitely not "we added using bolts", and not "we added the use of bolts". Equinox 16:06, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
It looks like there is some argument over whether 増やす belongs as a translation at add. It does belong at one of the senses, probably at "to make an addition" right next to 追加する. My JA-EN dictionary, Progressive, gives the following example:
財産 (ざいさん) ()やす
zaisan o fuyasu
add to one's fortune
Note that the example uses 殖やす, an alternative spelling of 増やす. There's a minor nuance which is that 殖やす is often used in the context of wealth or savings.
By the way, recently the Japanese templates have been updated so that less typing is necessary. If it's ok I'll demonstrate by tweaking the formatting at 滅亡.
Would you like to register an account? Haplology (talk) 18:19, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

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