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To decrease in amount or degree
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“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
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“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
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“Please reduce the volume as it is too loud!”
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To lower in rank
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“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
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“The tyrannical government would reduce its citizens into nothing more than an army of mindless drones.”
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To have a diminishing effect on
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To compress, crush or squeeze something, altering its shape in the process
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To represent in a particular style
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To cause to become physically weaker
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To separate or cause to be separated into constituent parts or components
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To make too small or short
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Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight
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To melt a substance, especially metal
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To strip one of freedom
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To eat (something) steadily and often audibly
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React or alter
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Cut into ribbons
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(of colors) To render pale or less bright
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To separate or reduce into atoms
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Simplify (something) so much that a distorted impression of it is given
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To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
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To become something different
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To bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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To render comprehensible or understandable
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To steal the limelight from
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Prepare food, usually using heat
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Assess financial value
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