reduce

  • 1 reduce — REDÚCE, redúc, vb. III. tranz. 1. A micşora, a scădea, a diminua (ca proporţii, cantitate, intensitate). ♦ spec. A micşora dimensiunile unei hărţi, ale unei piese etc., păstrând aceleaşi proporţii între elementele componente; a reproduce la… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 Reduce — Re*duce (r[ e]*d[=u]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reduced} ( d[=u]st ),; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reducing} ( d[=u] s[i^]ng).] [L. reducere, reductum; pref. red . re , re + ducere to lead. See {Duke}, and cf. {Redoubt}, n.] 1. To bring or lead back to any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 reduce — re‧duce [rɪˈdjuːs ǁ rɪˈduːs] verb [transitive] to make something less or smaller in price, amount, or size: • Jobs have been cut in order to reduce costs. • Prices have been reduced by 20%. reduce something (from something) to something …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 reduce — re·duce /ri düs, dyüs/ vt re·duced, re·duc·ing 1: to make smaller 2 a: to convert (a chose in action) into a chose in possession enforcement action sought to reduce to possession her property interest in the...determination of money damages… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Reduce — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda REDUCE es un programa de uso general de álgebra computacional (CAS) encaminado hacia usos en física. Comenzó a ser desarrollado desde la década de 1960 por Anthony Hearn, desde enctonces, muchos científicos de todo… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 6 reduce — ► VERB 1) make or become smaller or less in amount, degree, or size. 2) (reduce to) change (something) to (a simpler or more basic form). 3) (reduce to) bring to (an undesirable state or action). 4) boil (a sauce or other liquid) so that it… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 reduce — [v1] make less; decrease abate, abridge, bankrupt, bant, break, cheapen, chop, clip, contract, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, debase, deflate, depreciate, depress, diet, dilute, diminish, discount, drain, dwindle, go on a diet*, impair,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 reduce — [ri do͞os′, ridyo͞os′] vt. reduced, reducing [ME reducen < L reducere, to lead back < re , back + ducere, to lead: see DUCT] 1. a) to lessen in any way, as in size, weight, amount, value, price, etc.; diminish b) to put into a simpler or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 reduce — (v.) late 14c., bring back, from O.Fr. reducer (14c.), from L. reducere, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + ducere bring, lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Sense of to lower, diminish, lessen is from 1787. Etymological sense preserved in military… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 reduce — / rɛdutʃe/ s.m. e f. [dal lat. redux ŭcis, der. di ducĕre guidare , col pref. re  ]. 1. [chi ritorna dalla guerra] ▶◀ ex combattente. 2. (estens.) [chi è appena uscito da un esperienza negativa, con la prep. da : essere r. da una lunga malattia ] …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 11 reduce — 1 *decrease, lessen, diminish, abate, dwindle Analogous words: *shorten, abridge, abbreviate, curtail, retrench: *contract, shrink, condense Contrasted words: *increase, augment, enlarge, multiply: *extend …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 reduce — re|duce W1S1 [rıˈdju:s US rıˈdu:s] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: reducere to lead back , from ducere to lead ] 1.) [T] to make something smaller or less in size, amount, or price = ↑cut →↑reduction ▪ The governor announced a new plan to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 reduce — re|duce [ rı dus ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to make something smaller or less in size, amount, importance, etc: CUT DOWN: Try to reduce the amount of fat in your diet. reduce something by something: The workforce will be reduced by around 30… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 reduce */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈdjuːs] / US [rɪˈdus] verb [transitive] Word forms reduce : present tense I/you/we/they reduce he/she/it reduces present participle reducing past tense reduced past participle reduced 1) to make something smaller or less in size, amount,… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 reduce — 01. The government hopes that by raising taxes on cigarettes, it will be able to [reduce] the number of teenagers who start smoking. 02. Criminologists believe that the [reduction] in violent crime in this country is due to the fact that our… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 reduce — verb (reduced; reducing) Etymology: Middle English, to lead back, from Latin reducere, from re + ducere to lead more at tow Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to draw together or cause to converge ; consolidate < re …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 reduce — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, drastically, greatly, markedly, severely, sharply, significantly, substantially ▪ su …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 reduce — verb 1 (T) to make something smaller or less in size, amount, or price: We were hoping that they would reduce the rent a little. | reduce sth by half/ten percent etc: The workforce has been reduced by half. (+ to): All the shirts were reduced to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 reduce to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms reduce to : present tense I/you/we/they reduce to he/she/it reduces to present participle reducing to past tense reduced to past participle reduced to 1) reduce something to something to make something change… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 reduce*/*/*/ — [rɪˈdjuːs] verb [T] to make something smaller or less in size, amount, importance, price etc Syn: cut (sth) down Try to reduce the amount of fat in your diet.[/ex] All children s shoes are now reduced to £10 a pair.[/ex] • reduce sb/sth to sth… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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