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  • 21reduce — /ri doohs , dyoohs /, v., reduced, reducing. v.t. 1. to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc.: to reduce one s weight by 10 pounds. 2. to lower in degree, intensity, etc.: to reduce the speed of a car. 3. to bring down to a… …

    Universalium

  • 22reduce — /rɪ dju:s/ verb 1. to make something smaller or lower ● We must reduce expenditure if we want to stay in business. ● They have reduced prices in all departments. ● We were expecting the government to reduce taxes not to increase them. ● We have… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 23reduce — Synonyms and related words: abase, abash, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, acetify, acidify, acidulate, adjust, adjust to, adulterate, afflict, alkalify, alkalize, allay, alleviate, allow, alter, analyze, anatomize, anesthetize,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 24reduce — v. 1) (D; tr.) to reduce in (he was reduced in rank) 2) (d; tr.) to reduce to (she was reduced to poverty; the corporal was reduced to the rank of private) * * * [rɪ djuːs] (d; tr.) to reduce in (he was reduced in rank) (d; tr.) to reduce to (she …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 25reduce — rè·du·ce agg., s.m. e f. CO 1a. che, chi ritorna o è ritornato da poco dopo un lungo periodo di assenza dovuto a imprese, avventure rischiose, all esilio e spec. alla guerra: un raduno di reduci di guerra, i reduci dei campi di concentramento;… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 26reduce — verb 1》 make or become smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.     ↘boil (a sauce or other liquid) so that it becomes thicker and more concentrated.     ↘chiefly N. Amer. (of a person) lose weight.     ↘Photography make (a negative or print)… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 27reduce — {{hw}}{{reduce}}{{/hw}}agg. ; anche s. m.  e f. Detto di chi torna sano e salvo in patria dall esilio, dalla prigionia o da una rischiosa impresa: un reduce dalla Germania | Esser reduce da, essere appena uscito da una situazione negativa: sono… …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 28reduce — [[t]rɪdju͟ːs, AM du͟ːs[/t]] ♦♦ reduces, reducing, reduced 1) VERB If you reduce something, you make it smaller in size or amount, or less in degree. [V n] It reduces the risks of heart disease... [V n] Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent …

    English dictionary

  • 29reduce — [c]/rəˈdjus / (say ruh dyoohs) verb (reduced, reducing) –verb (t) 1. to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc. 2. to lower in degree, intensity, etc.: to reduce speed. 3. to bring down to a lower rank, dignity, etc. 4. to… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 30reduce — 1. To place back into a preferred position; to perform reduction (1). 2. In chemistry, to initiate reduction (2). [L. re duco, to lead back, restore, r.] * * * Randomized Double Blind Un fractionated Heparin and Placebo Controlled Multicenter… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 31reduce — re•duce [[t]rɪˈdus, ˈdyus[/t]] v. duced, duc•ing 1) to bring down to a smaller size, amount, price, etc 2) to lower in degree, intensity, etc 3) to demote to a lower rank 4) to treat analytically, as a complex idea 5) to act destructively upon (a …

    From formal English to slang

  • 32reduce to — phr verb Reduce to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ash, ↑minimum, ↑tear, ↑wreck …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 33reduce — [14] ‘Lessen, diminish’ is a comparatively recent semantic development for reduce. Its Latin ancestor was certainly not used in that sense. This was redūcere, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back, again’ and dūcere ‘lead, bring’… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 34reduce —   ridurre   Ridurre o reduce consiste in una indicazione fornita da un operatore che segnala l opportunità di diminuire la quota di portafoglio investito in un determinato titolo …

    Glossario di economia e finanza

  • 35reduce — agg.; anche s. m. e f. superstite, veterano FRASEOLOGIA essere reduce da, essere appena uscito da …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 36reduce — verb 1) the aim to reduce pollution Syn: lessen, make smaller, lower, bring down, decrease, diminish, minimize; shrink, narrow, contract, shorten; ax, cut, cut back/down, make cutbacks in, trim, curtail …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 37reduce — verb 1) the aim to reduce pollution Syn: lessen, make smaller, lower, bring down, decrease, diminish, minimize, shrink, narrow, contract, shorten; informal chop 2) he reduced her to tears Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 38reduce — [14] ‘Lessen, diminish’ is a comparatively recent semantic development for reduce. Its Latin ancestor was certainly not used in that sense. This was redūcere, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back, again’ and dūcere ‘lead, bring’… …

    Word origins

  • 39reduce — v. 1 tr. & intr. make or become smaller or less. 2 tr. (foll. by to) bring by force or necessity (to some undesirable state or action) (reduced them to tears; were reduced to begging). 3 tr. convert to another (esp. simpler) form (reduced it to a …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 40reduce — verb /ɹɪˈdjuːs,ɹɪˈduːs/ a) To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair. Neither [Jones] nor I (in 1966) could conceive of reducing our science to the ultimate absurdity of reading Finnish… …

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