Definitions and translations for "reduce"

Definition of reduce

Pronunciation
Verb
1. To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.
2. To lose weight.
3. To bring to an inferior rank; to degrade, to demote.
4. To humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture.
5. To bring to an inferior state or condition.
6. To decrease the liquid content of food by boiling much of its water off.
7. To add electrons / hydrogen or to remove oxygen.
8. To produce metal from ore by removing nonmetallic elements in a smelter.
9. To simplify an equation or formula without changing its value.
10. To convert to written form (Usage note: this verb almost always take the phrase "to writing").
11. To perform a reduction; to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
12. To reform a line or column from (a square).
13. To translate (a book, document, etc.).
A book reduced into English
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English - English - reduce

Pronunciation
v. lessen, diminish, decrease
adj. returning, back
n. veteran, former member of the armed forces

English - Spanish - reduce

Pronunciation
v. reducir, achicar, acortar, atenuar, bajar, contraer, descender, diminuir, disminuir, hacer más pequeño, minorar, rebajar, recortar, reducir en intensidad, restringir

English - French - reduce

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v. diminuer, réduire, décroître; amenuiser; abaisser, maigrir, soumettre; remettre: appauvrir

English - German - reduce

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v. verkleinern, verringern, reduzieren

English - Indonesian - reduce

Pronunciation
v. menurunkan, memperturunkan, mengecilkan, memperkecil, mengurangkan, memperkurangkan, menyedikiti, mempersedikitkan, mereduksikan, menciuntukan, memperciut, mengerat, mengurangi berat badan, berkurang, menjabarkan, membuat, menjadikan

English - Italian - reduce

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v. ridurre, diminuire, limitare; volgere; abbreviare, accorciare; indebolire; (fam) far dimagrire

English - Polish - reduce

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v. nadszarpnąć, nastawić zwichnięty staw {med.}, zredukować, redukować, obniżać, zmniejszać, pomniejszać, uszczuplać, skracać, ograniczać, osłabiać, sprowadzać, zwężać, kurczyć, odtleniać, wytapiać metal, nadszarpać, nadszarpywać, obniżyć, zmniejszyć, pomniejszyć, uszczuplić, skrócić, ograniczyć, osłabić, sprowadzić, zwęzić, skurczać, skurczyć

English - Portuguese - reduce

Pronunciation
v. reduzir, diminuir, cortar

English - Romanian - reduce

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v. reduce, micşora, diminua, atenua, coborî, scădea, modera, retrograda, slăbi, scurta, prescurta, preface {mat.}, transforma, formula, îndrepta, repara, distruge

English - Russian - reduce

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г. снижать, уменьшать, сокращать, понижать, ослаблять; похудеть; превращать, приводить; понижать в должности; побеждать, покорять; приводить к общему знаменателю; вправлять вывих [мед.], исправлять положение обломков кости [мед.]; редуцировать [фон.]

English - Turkish - reduce

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f. düşürmek, alçaltmak, azaltmak, eksiltmek, küçültmek, indirmek, haline getirmek, dönüştürmek, indirgemek, kırmak (fiyat), bölmek, ayırmak, zorunda bırakmak, sadeleştirmek, inceltmek (boya), yerine oturtmak (kırık vb.), zayıflatmak, zayıflamak

English - Ukrainian - reduce

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v. знижувати, послаблювати, худнути, перетворювати, зменшувати, низити, понижувати, призводити, скорочувати, убавляти

Italian - English - reduce

Pronunciation
adj. returning, back

Romanian - English - reduce

v. reduce, fine down, abate, unbend, weaken, slacken, drop, lower, extenuate, decrease, discount, bring, knock off, knock down, detract, diminish, derogate, lessen, cut, stop, retrench, pare down, ax, axe, curtail, draw in, prune, abridge, stint, contract, narrow down, bear down, good: make good
v. recover

English - Dutch - reduce

Pronunciation
ww. inkrimpen, verminderen, bezuinigen

English - Greek - reduce

Pronunciation
ρήμ. χαμηλώνω, ελαττώ, ελαττώνω, περιορίζω, μετατρέπω, περιστέλλω

English - Arabic - reduce

Pronunciation
‏قلص، قلل، نقص، أضعف، أجبر، إختصر، خضع، نزل الرتبة، إختزل، سحق، هزل، عالج الصورة السلبية، دق، سكت، حال إلى‏

English - Chinese - reduce

Pronunciation
(动) 减少; 降低; 缩小; 使处于; 减少; 降低; 缩小; 减轻体重, 减肥

English - Chinese - reduce

Pronunciation
(動) 減少; 降低; 縮小; 使處於; 減少; 降低; 縮小; 減輕體重, 減肥

English - Hindi - reduce

Pronunciation
v. क्रम में लेना, छोटा करना, अधीन करना, दुर्बल करना, कम करना, बदलना, पतला करना

English - Japanese - reduce

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(動) 減らす, 削減する; 下げる; 小さくする; 変える; 減量する

English - Korean - reduce

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동. 줄이다, 경감하다

English - Vietnamese - reduce

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v. làm cho nhỏ lại, làm thành nhỏ, làm ngắn bớt, giãm giá, sụt giá, gầy mòn, làm suy nhược, làm tuyệt vọng, giáng cấp, khử oc xy, làm mõng bớt
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Verb forms for reduce
Present participle: reducing
Present: reduce (3.person: reduces)
Past: reduced
Future: will reduce
Present conditional: would reduce
Present Perfect: have reduced (3.person: has reduced)
Past Perfect: had reduced
Future Perfect: will have reduced
Past conditional: would have reduced