Translation of "reduce" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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reduceverb [ I or T ]

uk /rɪˈdʒuːs/ us /rɪˈduːs/

B1 to become or to make something become smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, etc.

Do nuclear weapons really reduce the risk of war? 核武器真的可以减小战争爆发的危险吗?
The plane reduced speed as it approached the airport. 当飞临机场时,飞机减慢了速度。
My weight reduces when I stop eating sugar. 我停止吃糖时体重就会下降。
We bought a TV that was reduced from £500 to £350 in the sales. 我们在大减价时,以(从500英镑减至350英镑)很便宜的价格买了台电视。
I reduced the problem to a few simple questions. 我把这个难题简化为几个简单的小问题。

More examples

  • The government has pledged to reduce the amount of chemicals used in food production.
  • Wearing the correct type of clothing will reduce the risk from radiation.
  • When one airline reduces its prices, the rest soon follow suit.
  • Mindful of the poor road conditions, she reduced her speed to 30 mph.
  • We are firmly committed to reducing unemployment.

(Translation of “reduce” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)