Cut down on; make a reduction in:
— Reduce your daily fat intake.
Dutch: vermindering, korting, besnoeien, minderen, reduceren, terugbrengen, verkleinen, verminderen
Make less complex.
Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition.
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.
Reduce in size; reduce physically.
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Lessen and make more modest.
— Reduce an image.
synonym: scale down.
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.
Narrow or limit:
— Reduce the influx of foreigners.
Put down by force or intimidation.
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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.
Dutch: bekorten, samentrekken, verkorten, versimpelen
Be cooked until very little liquid is left:
— The sauce should reduce to one cup.
Cook until very little liquid is left:
— The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time.
Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.
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