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French translation of 'reduce'

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[rɪˈdjuːs ]
transitive verb
[amount, number, volume, costs, demand] réduire
[risk, stress] réduire
[level, scale, time, temperature, heat] réduire
[emissions, pollution] réduire
at a reduced price à prix réduit
to reduce sth from ... to ...
The work-force was reduced from 13,000 to 7,500. Les effectifs ont été réduits pour passer de 13000 à 7500 employés.
to reduce sth by 10% réduire qch de 10%
“reduce speed now” « ralentir »
to be reduced to sth [person] être réduit(e) à qch
They were reduced to extreme poverty. Ils ont été réduits à la misère.
to be reduced to doing sth en être réduit(e) à faire qch
He was reduced to begging for a living. Il en a été réduit à mendier pour survivre.
to reduce sb to tears faire pleurer qn
to reduce sb to silence réduire qn au silence
to be reduced to sth [dust, pieces, ashes] être réduit(e) en qch
All the buildings have been reduced to rubble. Tous les bâtiments ont été complètement détruits.
4.  (Cookery) [sauce] réduirefaire réduire
to reduce sth to a syrup réduire qch jusqu’à obtenir un siropfaire réduire qch jusqu’à obtenir un sirop

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Example Sentences Including 'reduce'

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After establishing a reserve for emergencies, it makes sense to reduce borrowing, with the most expensive loan first.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The interest savings you'll make by reducing the mortgage will eclipse anything you'd earn in a savings account.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The offshore wind capital grants scheme will also be reduced.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We have reduced our costs over the past year.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You could also make overpayments to reduce the size of your loan.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
This takes cost down by reducing the number of assets.
Computing (2010)
Where they own large parts of their own infrastructure they should think about outsourcing to reduce costs.
Computing (2010)
Allow the mixture to simmer until thickened and reduced by roughly half.
The Sun (2017)
Bring to the boil and simmer until the liquid has reduced to two tablespoons.
The Sun (2016)
He has reduced the number of income tax bands.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She reduces one of them to tears.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Studies have shown that they also reduce fatigue and stress.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The purpose of harnessing individuals is surely to reduce the size and scope of government.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The skin should now be golden and the liquid reduced by about half.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This also reduces the chance of fungal diseases and lets insects in to munch on pests.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Turn down to a rolling simmer and reduce the liquid by about a third.
The Sun (2013)
Turn down to a simmer and continue cooking until reduced by half.
The Sun (2013)
We think it will transform patient experience and reduce the cost of what we do.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Will they reduce costs and make healthcare more productive?
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This was reduced to one window on appeal.
The Sun (2009)
Now pour in the chicken stock and simmer until reduced by half.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Thus reduced biodiversity makes more people ill.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Tip the reduced liquid into a bowl and set aside.
Kowalski, Robert E The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)
It's time bat sizes were reduced.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Researchers found memory aids like keeping food wrappers helped people reduce their meal sizes.
The Sun (2013)
Slip the potatoes into the pan and gently return to simmer by which time they will be tender and the liquid slightly reduced.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The insurers have also reduced their exposure to equities and taken steps to hedge their positions.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The obvious answer is to reduce the number of ships.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This reduces friction and makes the train immune to frozen points and leaves on the line.
The Sun (2015)
There is only one way to reduce the demand for meat and that is by rationing the people.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Will this arrangement accomplish the goal of reducing overtime pay costs?
Christianity Today (2000)

Trends of 'reduce'

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'reduce' in Other Languages

British English: reduce /rɪˈdjuːs/ VERB
If you reduce something, you make it smaller.
It reduces the risks of heart disease.
  • American English: reduce
  • Arabic: يُخَفِّضُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: reduzir
  • Chinese: 减少
  • Croatian: smanjiti
  • Czech: zmenšit
  • Danish: reducere
  • Dutch: verminderen
  • European Spanish: reducir
  • Finnish: vähentää pienentää
  • French: réduire
  • German: reduzieren
  • Greek: ελαττώνω
  • Italian: ridurre
  • Japanese: 減らす
  • Korean: 축소하다
  • Norwegian: redusere
  • Polish: zmniejszyć
  • European Portuguese: reduzir
  • Romanian: a micșora
  • Russian: сокращать
  • Latin American Spanish: reducir
  • Swedish: minska
  • Thai: ทำให้ลดลง
  • Turkish: azaltmak
  • Ukrainian: зменшувати
  • Vietnamese: giảm


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