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Meaning of "reduce" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REDUCE

From Latin redūcere to bring back, from re- + dūcere to lead.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REDUCE

reduce  [rɪˈdjuːs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REDUCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Reduce is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb reduce in English.

WHAT DOES REDUCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of reduce in the English dictionary

The first definition of reduce in the dictionary is to make or become smaller in size, number, extent, degree, intensity, etc. Other definition of reduce is to bring into a certain state, condition, etc. Reduce is also to make or become slimmer; lose or cause to lose excess weight.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REDUCE

PRESENT

Present
I reduce
you reduce
he/she/it reduces
we reduce
you reduce
they reduce
Present continuous
I am reducing
you are reducing
he/she/it is reducing
we are reducing
you are reducing
they are reducing
Present perfect
I have reduced
you have reduced
he/she/it has reduced
we have reduced
you have reduced
they have reduced
Present perfect continuous
I have been reducing
you have been reducing
he/she/it has been reducing
we have been reducing
you have been reducing
they have been reducing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I reduced
you reduced
he/she/it reduced
we reduced
you reduced
they reduced
Past continuous
I was reducing
you were reducing
he/she/it was reducing
we were reducing
you were reducing
they were reducing
Past perfect
I had reduced
you had reduced
he/she/it had reduced
we had reduced
you had reduced
they had reduced
Past perfect continuous
I had been reducing
you had been reducing
he/she/it had been reducing
we had been reducing
you had been reducing
they had been reducing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will reduce
you will reduce
he/she/it will reduce
we will reduce
you will reduce
they will reduce
Future continuous
I will be reducing
you will be reducing
he/she/it will be reducing
we will be reducing
you will be reducing
they will be reducing
Future perfect
I will have reduced
you will have reduced
he/she/it will have reduced
we will have reduced
you will have reduced
they will have reduced
Future perfect continuous
I will have been reducing
you will have been reducing
he/she/it will have been reducing
we will have been reducing
you will have been reducing
they will have been reducing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would reduce
you would reduce
he/she/it would reduce
we would reduce
you would reduce
they would reduce
Conditional continuous
I would be reducing
you would be reducing
he/she/it would be reducing
we would be reducing
you would be reducing
they would be reducing
Conditional perfect
I would have reduce
you would have reduce
he/she/it would have reduce
we would have reduce
you would have reduce
they would have reduce
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been reducing
you would have been reducing
he/she/it would have been reducing
we would have been reducing
you would have been reducing
they would have been reducing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you reduce
we let´s reduce
you reduce
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to reduce
Past participle
reduced
Present Participle
reducing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REDUCE


abduce
æbˈdjuːs
adduce
əˈdjuːs
circumduce
ˌsɜːkəmˈdjuːs
co-produce
ˌkəʊprəˈdjuːs
conduce
kənˈdjuːs
deduce
dɪˈdjuːs
educe
ɪˈdjuːs
induce
ɪnˈdjuːs
introduce
ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs
outproduce
ˌaʊtprəˈdjuːs
overproduce
ˌəʊvəprəˈdjuːs
photoreduce
ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈdjuːs
produce
prəˈdjuːs
reinduce
ˌriːɪnˈdjuːs
reintroduce
ˌriːɪntrəˈdjuːs
reproduce
ˌriːprəˈdjuːs
seduce
sɪˈdjuːs
subintroduce
ˌsʌbɪntrəˈdjuːs
traduce
trəˈdjuːs
transduce
trænzˈdjuːs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REDUCE

redub
reduced
reduced circumstances
reduced instruction set computer
reduced instruction set computing
reduced level
reducer
reducibility
reducible
reducibleness
reducibly
reducing agent
reducing glass
reductant
reductase
reductio ad absurdum
reduction
reduction division
reduction formula
reductional

WORDS THAT END LIKE REDUCE

Bruce
cotransduce
dairy produce
deuce
douce
duce
farm produce
garden produce
lettuce
luce
mass-produce
out-reproduce
puce
sale of produce
sauce
soy sauce
spruce
subduce
tomato sauce
underproduce

Synonyms and antonyms of reduce in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REDUCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «reduce» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of reduce

Translation of «reduce» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REDUCE

Find out the translation of reduce to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of reduce from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «reduce» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

减少
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reducir
570 millions of speakers

English

reduce
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُخَفِّضُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сокращать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

reduzir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হ্রাস করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réduire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengurangkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

reduzieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

減らす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

축소하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngurangi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कमी करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

azaltmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ridurre
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmniejszyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зменшувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a micșora
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελαττώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verminder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

minska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

redusere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of reduce

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REDUCE»

The term «reduce» is very widely used and occupies the 3.727 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REDUCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about reduce

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10 QUOTES WITH «REDUCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word reduce.
1
David Agus
If your DNA profile puts you at a higher risk of developing obesity, that doesn't mean it's your fate. You can take control of the environmental side of the equation and reduce your overall lifetime risk by a lot.
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Philip Warren Anderson
The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe.
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Julian Assange
The greater the power, the more need there is for transparency, because if the power is abused, the result can be so enormous. On the other hand, those people who do not have power, we mustn't reduce their power even more by making them yet more transparent.
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Michael D. Barnes
Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won't insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily.
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Ezra Taft Benson
False thinking and false ideologies, dressed in the most pleasing forms, quietly - almost without our knowing it - seek to reduce our moral defenses and to captivate our minds. They entice with bright promises of security, cradle-to-grave guarantees of many kinds.
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Seth Berkley
For just a few dollars a dose, vaccines save lives and help reduce poverty. Unlike medical treatment, they provide a lifetime of protection from deadly and debilitating disease. They are safe and effective. They cut healthcare and treatment costs, reduce the number of hospital visits, and ensure healthier children, families and communities.
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Donald Berwick
It boggles my mind that the same people who cry 'foul' about rationing an instant later argue to reduce health care benefits for the needy, to defund crucial programs of care and prevention, and to shift thousands of dollars of annual costs to people - elders, the poor, the disabled - who are least able to bear them.
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Steven Biko
The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity.
9
Anatoli Boukreev
What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains.
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John Bradshaw
It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REDUCE»

Discover the use of reduce in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to reduce and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass ...
Argues that prison growth is not related to an increase in public safety and offers proposals for changing parole policy, reducing punitive sentences, and creating drug treatment programs in lieu of prison sentences for low-level drug ...
Michael Jacobson, 2005
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365 Ways to Reduce Stress: Everyday Tips to Help You Relax, ...
No matter what kind of stress you're under--good, bad, or simply constant--you can remain calm, centered, and content. With this book, you'll find hundreds of ways to reduce your stress level, starting now.
Eve Adamson, 2009
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Managing Change to Reduce Resistance
This guide shows how to get employees to embrace the need for change and work together to take advantage of new business realities. Combat Cynicism and Gain Support Generate Short-Term Wins Overcome Major Obstacles to Change
Harvard Business School Press, 2005
4
REDUCE: software for algebraic computation
Contents: Preface.- Introduction.- Overview.- A Harder Look.- Setting Modes and Options.- Procedures.- Case Studies.- Running REDUCE.- Index.
Gerhard Rayna, 1987
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Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours
Pozen is a prince of productivity, a man who has worked smarter and faster than almost everyone around him for more than forty years. In Extreme Productivity, Pozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance.
Robert C. Pozen, 2012
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Reduce Your Engineering Drawing Errors: Preventing the Most ...
Learning what the most common errors are in creating or reading engineering drawings - and then learning how to avoid them altogether - has untold benefits for all engineers, technicians and draftsmen, be they mechanical engineers, product ...
Ronald Hanifan, 2009
7
Stuff!: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
A packrat resists recycling, reducing, and reusing
Steven Kroll, 2009
8
A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce ...
Both inspiring and pragmatic, "A Mindful Nation" shows how the benefits of mindfulness apply to the current challenges that affect each of us in our own lives and in our communities, and thus have implications for our society as a whole.
Tim Ryan, 2012
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide
From old cell phones and E-waste to expired medicines and motor oil this little guide shows you where you can send your unwanted items and how you might make a bit of money while you’re at it.
Nicky Scott, 2007
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Games At Work: How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics
Goldstein and Read dissect the interpersonal dynamics that affect a company's performance, provide a framework to understand the games that are commonly played in businesses around the world, and offer practical tools to correct these ...
Mauricio Goldstein, Phil Read, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REDUCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term reduce is used in the context of the following news items.
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University of Wisconsin Extension to reduce staff, leave positions …
MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin Extension is making plans to reduce staff and leave vacancies open amid the largest cut in state support it's ever ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
2
EU airport project tries to reduce airport waiting time by an hour
The PASSME project aims to use a combination of improvements to reduce travel time, including a smartphone app that gives you real-time information about ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
3
Lambeau Field officers change tactics to reduce disruptions
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Police officers providing security for concerts and Packers games at Lambeau Field are making changes to reduce the chance the ... «WKOW, Jul 15»
4
Simple lifestyle changes can reduce Alzheimer's risk
He said while the exact cause of cognitive decline is unknown, several studies have shown that undergoing formal education reduces risk and severity by ... «Jackson Sun, Jun 15»
5
IDEM seeks proposals to reduce Great Lakes toxic pollutants
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is seeking proposals for ways to reduce toxic pollutants in the Great Lakes basin. «Washington Times, Jun 15»
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Abbott says RET policies designed to reduce 'visually awful' wind …
Rather, Abbott declared the RET amendment for what it is – a “capital R” Reduction, aimed specifically at limiting the growth rate of the wind energy sector “as ... «RenewEconomy, Jun 15»
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Brazil to Reduce Forex Interventions
SÃO PAULO—The Brazilian central bank announced one more step to reduce its interventions on the foreign-exchange market, as the Brazilian real shows ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
8
Overpopulated Egypt seeks to reduce fertility rate by 2030
The Egyptian government aims to reduce the country's surging fertility rate to 2.4 over the next 15 years, from its current rate of 3.5. Arabic on jacket reads, ... «Deseret News, Jun 15»
9
CO aims to reduce diabetes, costs for Medicaid clients
The state Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday the program aims to reduce diabetes rates and health care costs by teaching people ... «9NEWS.com, May 15»
10
Harrah's New Orleans wants to reduce staff by 400; Sen. Karen …
Legislation that would allow Harrah's New Orleans Casino to reduce its staffing by 400 people was delayed Tuesday in the Legislature after complaints that city ... «The Advocate, May 15»

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