Definition of Reduce in English :
Define Reduce in English
Reduce meaning in English
Meaning of Reduce in English
Pronunciation of Reduce in English
Reduce pronunciation in English
Pronounce Reduce in Englishsee synonyms of reduce
cut down on; make a reduction in
Example Sentences:'reduce your daily fat intake''The employer wants to cut back health benefits'
make less complex
Example Sentences:'reduce a problem to a single question'
bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
Example Sentences:'He reduced the population to slavery'
simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
Example Sentences:'She reduced her niece to a servant'
be the essential element
Example Sentences:'The proposal boils down to a compromise'
7. reduce, shrink
reduce in size; reduce physically
Example Sentences:'Hot water will shrink the sweater''Can you shrink this image?'
lessen and make more modest
Example Sentences:'reduce one's standard of living'
to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
put down by force or intimidation
Example Sentences:'The government quashes any attempt of an uprising''China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently''The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land'
Example Sentences:'The cells reduce'
reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example Sentences:'The manuscript must be shortened'
be cooked until very little liquid is left
Example Sentences:'The sauce should reduce to one cup'
cook until very little liquid is left
Example Sentences:'The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time'
lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
Example Sentences:'cut bourbon'
take off weight
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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