make less complex;
"reduce a problem to a single question"
simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
be the essential element;
"The proposal boils down to a compromise"
1reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
1reduce in scope while retaining essential elements;
"The manuscript must be shortened"
1put down by force or intimidation;
"The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"
"China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"
"The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
bring to humbler or weaker state or condition;
"He reduced the population to slavery"
1cook until very little liquid is left;
"The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
"reduce an image"
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
1lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;
1take off weight
1be cooked until very little liquid is left;
"The sauce should reduce to one cup"
lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation;
"She reduced her niece to a servant"
cut down on; make a reduction in;
"reduce your daily fat intake"
"The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
reduce in size; reduce physically;
"Hot water will shrink the sweater"
"Can you shrink this image?"
lessen and make more modest;
"reduce one's standard of living"
"The cells reduce"
1narrow or limit;
"reduce the influx of foreigners"
governance is one of those terms which 「everyone knows」 until you try to reduce it to a few simple sentences.
if you have time to dry them by hand or let the air do it for you, turning off the heat cycle on your dishwasher is a good way to reduce heat.
they believed that controlling the money supply would reduce inflation.
we pointed out that iterations reduce risk and avoid the problems inherent in an all-at-once delivery.
people should eat less fat to reduce the risk of heart disease.
we reduce the traffic required to transport staff and customers to these locations.
on the other hand, if your network is extremely slow, you might think about decreasing your default in order to reduce the amount of packet fragmentation by sending shorter packets.
other industries have had to sack managers to reduce administrative costs.
she tried to reduce her weight.
so we can reduce thisdeficit, pay down our debt, and pay for this jobs plan in the process.
to reduce your frustration with this process, it helps to know the six phases people go through whenever they are experiencing any type of change, be it personal or professional.
hybridising the two species will reduce the red to orange.
the two firms were joined up to reduce competition.
i fully understand that this is an extreme way to reduce clutter in your life, and it is certainly not for everyone.
protective gloves reduce the absorption of chemicals through the skin.
then, based on those languages, we want to load only those cultures onto the page, in order to reduce traffic and page load time.
oil is put in machinery to reduce the friction.
reduce what you need to do.
he finally corrected his misstatement and offered to reduce the fee.
by simplifying your life in this way, you create time for your happiness, and you reduce the stress and chaos in your life.
in this phase, you aim to reduce differences between you and the organiztional environment by changing either the environment or your behaviour.
he bucked at the suggestion to reduce his staff.
this uses only one lock and keeps others from interfering with the updates, but it does reduce concurrency of the data to other users.
this can reduce the duplication of investment, time, and labor.
this does not prevent disease altogether, but can reduce its severity.
but if you want to save money, increase your productivity, or simply stay sane, you would do well to reduce the number and frequency of those stupid decisions.
but these new types of climate action do not replace the need to reduce carbon emissions.
if you can stop the virus reproducing in someone’s body, you not only save his life, you also reduce the number of viruses for him to pass on.
the job losses will reduce the total workforce to 7,000.
reduce it by half each month and before you know it, you will not be craving it anymore.
with it, you can have much larger template systems while you reduce the complexity of each template.
because our emphasis is not to reduce cooperation anywhere but to expand it both within china but also with china in third countries.
boil the liquid in a small saucepan to reduce it by half.
if the europeans did not reduce subsidies, a trade war would ensue.
incorporating organic material into chalky soils will reduce the alkalinity.
if you have a lot of content or a lot of visitors, it makes sense to simplify your site and reduce your file sizes.