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KK Pronunciation

〔 rIˋdus,-ˋdjus 〕


〔 riˊdjuːs 〕

Overview of verb reduce

The verb reduce has 20 senses

  • reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")

  • reduce -- (make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question")

  • reduce -- (bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery")

  • reduce -- (simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another)

  • reduce -- (lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant")

  • reduce, come down, boil down -- (be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise")

  • shrink, reduce -- (reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?")

  • reduce -- (lessen and make more modest; "reduce one's standard of living")

  • reduce, scale down -- (make smaller; "reduce an image")

  • deoxidize, deoxidise, reduce -- (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)

  • reduce, tighten -- (narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners")

  • repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce -- (put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land")

  • reduce -- (undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce")

  • reduce -- (reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site)

  • reduce -- (destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it)

  • abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")

  • boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate -- (be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup")

  • reduce, boil down, concentrate -- (cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time")

  • dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut -- (lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon")

  • reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down -- (take off weight)