- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈdjuːs/, /ɹɪˈdʒuːs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈduːs/
audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -uːs
- (transitive) To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.
to reduce weight, speed, heat, expenses, price, personnel etc.
2012 January 1, Stephen Ledoux, “Behaviorism at 100”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 60:
- Becoming more aware of the progress that scientists have made on behavioral fronts can reduce the risk that other natural scientists will resort to mystical agential accounts when they exceed the limits of their own disciplinary training.
- (intransitive) To lose weight.
- (transitive) To bring to an inferior rank; to degrade, to demote.
to reduce a sergeant to the ranks
- An ancient but reduced family. --Sir Walter Scott.
- Nothing so excellent but a man may fasten upon something belonging to it, to reduce it. --John Tillotson.
- Having reduced their foe to misery beneath their fears. -- John Milton.
- Hester Prynne was shocked at the condition to which she found the clergyman reduced. --Nathaniel Hawthorne.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
- Neither [Jones] […] nor I (in 1966) could conceive of reducing our "science" to the ultimate absurdity of reading Finnish newspapers almost a century and a half old in order to establish "priority."
- (transitive) To humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture.
to reduce a province or a fort
- (transitive) To bring to an inferior state or condition.
to reduce a city to ashes
- (transitive, cooking) To decrease the liquid content of food by boiling much of its water off.
- (transitive, chemistry) To add electrons / hydrogen or to remove oxygen.
- (transitive, metallurgy) To produce metal from ore by removing nonmetallic elements in a smelter.
- (transitive, mathematics) To simplify an equation or formula without changing its value.
- (transitive, logic) To convert a syllogism to a clearer or simpler form
- (transitive, law) To convert to written form (Usage note: this verb almost always take the phrase "to writing").
It is important that all business contracts be reduced to writing.
- (transitive, medicine) To perform a reduction; to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
- (transitive, military) To reform a line or column from (a square).
- (transitive, obsolete) To translate (a book, document, etc.).
a book reduced into English
- (to bring down): increase
to bring down
to lose weight
to bring to an inferior rank
to bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture
to bring to an inferior state or condition
to decrease the liquid in food
chemistry: to add electrons to or remove hydrogen
metallurgy: to remove non-metals from metal
math: to simplify a formula
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
Translations to be checked
reduce (masculine and feminine plural reduci) (da)
reduce m (plural reduci)
conjugation of reduce (third conjugation)
|person||1st person||2nd person||3rd person||1st person||2nd person||3rd person|
|present||să reduc||să reduci||să reducă||să reducem||să reduceți||să reducă|
|negative||nu reduce||nu reduceți|