Translation of "reduce" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈdjuːs/ us /rɪˈdus/ present participle reducing, past tense and past participle reduced

B1 to make something less

reducir, rebajar
Prices have been reduced by almost 50 percent.
Reduce your speed.

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


verb /rəˈdjuːs/

to make less, smaller etc

The shop reduced its prices
The train reduced speed.

(American) to lose weight by dieting

adelgazar, perder peso
I must reduce to get into that dress.

to drive, or put, into a particular (bad) state

reducir (a)
The bombs reduced the city to ruins
She was so angry, she was almost reduced to tears
During the famine, many people were reduced to eating grass and leaves.
reducible adjective

reduction /-ˈdak-/ noun

The government promised a reduction in prices later
price reductions.

(Translation of “reduce” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)