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To decrease in amount or degree
“It would be beneficial for your health if you reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.”
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To lower in length or size
“Cut off the edges of the rope to reduce its length.”
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To summarize
“Could you reduce your talking points into a brief summary?”
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To bring to an undesirable state
“The hot weather would reduce the ice-cream to an unappetizing mush.”
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To lower in volume
“Please reduce the volume as it is too loud!”
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To lower in rank
“The law firm would reduce Kim to fact-checking duties as punishment for her support for Jimmy.”
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To lower in price
“We can strategically reduce the price of a commodity by flooding the market with it.”
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(cooking) To thicken a liquid through heating
“Heat the mixture to gradually reduce it into a nice, creamy sauce for your steak.”
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(of weight) To get rid of
“I need to reduce my weight quickly so I can fit into my wedding dress.”
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To financially cripple
“The incredible amount of debt sustained would reduce the company into a shell of its former self.”
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To forcibly impose obedience or servitude upon
“The tyrannical government would reduce their citizens into nothing more than an army of mindless drones.”
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