Synonyms of prune in English:

prune


See definition of prune

verb

1‘it will soon be time to prune the apple trees’

SYNONYMS

cut back, trim, thin, thin out, pinch back, crop, clip, shear, pollard, top, dock

shape, even up, neaten

2‘prune lateral shoots of wisteria’

SYNONYMS

cut off, chop off, hack off, clip, nip off, dock, sever, detach, remove

3‘companies are pruning their headquarters teams in an attempt to save money’

SYNONYMS

reduce, cut, cut back, cut down, cut back on, pare, pare down, slim down, make reductions in, make cutbacks in, trim, whittle away, whittle down, salami-slice, decrease, diminish, axe, shrink, minimize

eliminate, get rid of, do away with

informal slash