reduce
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Un verbo transitivo es un verbo que requiere de un objeto directo (p.ej. Yo compré un libro.).
1. (minorar)
a. reducir
Logging after a forest fire can reduce the chance of another fire in the same area.Talar después de un incendio forestal puede reducir las posibilidades de un nuevo incendio en la misma zona.
Starting today I'm going to bring my own thermos to the coffee shop to try to reduce the number of cups I throw away.De hoy en adelante voy a traer mi propio termo al café para reducir la cantidad de vasos que tiro.
b. disminuir
We need to install speed bumps to reduce the speed of the cars on this street.Hay que instalar badenes para disminuir la velocidad de los autos en esta calle.
c. rebajar
The landlord reduced my rent in exchange for some maintenance work.El casero me rebajó la renta a cambio de realizar tareas de mantenimiento.
d. bajar
The Federal Reserve Bank reduced interest rates.El Banco de la Reserva Federal bajó las tasas de interés.
e. aliviar
A warm bath may help to reduce your shoulder pain.Un baño caliente puede aliviar el dolor de hombro que tienes.
2. (bajar el precio de)
a. rebajar
We reduced our prices by up to 70% this weekend only.Rebajamos los precios hasta un 70% este fin de semana solamente.
3. (matemáticas)
a. simplificar
Reduce these fractions to their lowest common denominator.Simplifica estas fracciones a su mínimo denominador común.
4. (achicar)
a. reducir
Jessica reduced the photograph so it would fit in the frame she bought.Jessica redujo la foto para que cupiera en el marco que compró.
5. (culinario)
a. reducir
Reduce the sauce over a low flame.Reduce la salsa a fuego lento.
6. (medicina)
a. bajar
Apply ice to the injury to reduce the swelling.Aplica hielo a la herida para bajar la hinchazón.
7. (química)
a. reducir
The reducing agent reduces the charge of the oxidizing agent by giving it electrons.El agente reductor reduce la carga del agente oxidante al darle electrones.
8. (llevar a un estado más bajo)
a.
Una frase idiomatica cuyo significado no es deducible si se traduce palabra por palabra.
sin traducción directa
She was reduced to tears when she got the terrible news.La noticia terrible la hizo llorar.
They were reduced to begging after their parents died.Se vieron obligados a mendigar después de morir sus padres.
9. (militar)
a. degradar
The captain was reduced to the ranks for affairs of honor.El capitán fue degradado a soldado raso por asuntos de honor.
Un verbo intransitivo es un verbo que no requiere de un objeto directo (p.ej. El hombre estornudó.).
10. (decrecer)
a. reducirse
The number of thefts with the new security company have reduced.Se ha reducido el número de robos con la nueva empresa de seguridad.
11. (bajar de peso)
a. adelgazar
By eating a wholefood diet you can reduce by up to 20 pounds.Si sigues una dieta de alimentos integrales, puedes adelgazar hasta 20 libras.
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reduce
Un verbo transitivo es un verbo que requiere de un objeto directo (p.ej. Yo compré un libro.).
1. (make smaller, lower)
a. reducir
2. (price, product)
a. rebajar
to reduce a saucereducir una salsa
to reduce speedreducir la velocidad
3. (bring to a certain state)
a.
to reduce something to ashes/dustreducir algo a cenizas/polvo
to reduce somebody to silencereducir a alguien al silencio
his words reduced her to tearssus palabras le hicieron llorar
to be reduced to doing somethingno tener más remedio que hacer algo
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reduce [rɪˈdjuːs]
verbo transitivo
1 (decrease) [+number, costs, expenditure, inflation] reducir; [+price] rebajar; (Ind) [+output] reducir; recortar; [+speed, heat, visibility] disminuir; [+temperature] bajar; [+stress, tension] reducir; disminuir; [+pain] aliviar
it reduces the risk of heart disease (by 20%) disminuye el riesgo de enfermedades cardíacas (en un 20%)
they used a stolen car to reduce the risk of detection a few commonsense precautions can reduce your chances of becoming an auto crime victim his sentence was reduced from 7 years to five they gradually reduced the number of troops in Asia this has reduced the number of deaths due to road accidents they've reduced their workforce by two thirds consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent the Government's success in reducing inflation he is committed to stimulating the economy in the short run and reducing the deficit in the long run without immediate government action to reduce unemployment confidence will not return he believes the public could do a lot more to reduce crime lowering cholesterol significantly reduced the incidence of heart disease as nuclear forces were built up, so the army was reduced in size and importance driving rain reduced visibility bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 mins more competition will reduce prices and boost productivity the aim is to maximise revenue by reducing costs they have promised to reduce public expenditure the factory is now on short time in order to reduce output the cartel's aims were to reduce output and improve profitability Saudi Arabia has agreed to reduce its oil output by about 300,000 barrels a day reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees in cases of fever, this preparation reduces body temperature dust that blocks sunlight, reducing global temperatures Pakistan and India are preparing for fresh talks to try to reduce tension in the region techniques to reduce stress can you give me anything to reduce the pain, doctor?
reduce speed now disminuya la velocidad
2 (cut price of) [+goods] rebajar
this sofa has been reduced in the sale
3 (make smaller) [+drawing] reducir; (Med) [+swelling] bajar; (Cookery) [+sauce] reducir
the machine can reduce images by up to 80 percent aspirin reduces inflammation but can have side-effects simple sling may help reduce the swelling boil the liquid until it is reduced by half to half the quantity
4 (bring to specified state)
to reduce sb to despair llevar a algn a la desesperación; to reduce sb to tears hacer llorar a algn
the attentions of the media reduced her to tears to reduce sth to a [minimum] radioactive emissions have been reduced to a minimum the risk of casualties is reduced to a minimum your alcohol intake should be reduced to a minimum to reduce sb to [obedience]/[submission] the previous regime has been reduced to silent obedience to the civil authorities attempts to reduce the revolted colonies to obedience the Tartar hordes were reduced to submission by Ivan by the Terrible
to be reduced to penury estar sumido en la miseria
Susan and her mother had been by no means reduced to penury after her father's flight
to reduce sth to ashes/rubble reducir algo a cenizas/escombros
every building in the area was reduced to rubble grind the almonds in a mortar until they are reduced to a fine powder
to reduce sb to silence hacer callar a algn
for the first time in her life she was reduced to silence her challenge reduced them to silence
we were reduced to begging on the streets nos vimos obligados a mendigar por las calles
5 (capture, subjugate) tomar; conquistar
the whole country was reduced after three months
6 (Mil) (demote) degradar
he was reduced from corporal to private
to reduce sb to the ranks degradar a algn a soldado raso
7 (simplify) reducir
to reduce an argument to its simplest form reducir un argumento a su esencia
his theories have been reduced in a popular pamphlet politics has been reduced to class struggle to reduce everything to simple terms
8 (Mat) [+equation, expression] reducir
9 (Chem) reducir
verbo intransitivo
1 (decrease) reducirse; disminuir
the initial flood of bookings reduced to a trickle these do not hold their shape when cooked, reducing to a soft mass
2 (Cookery) espesarse
boil until mixture reduces first, /white wine is simmered with shallots until it reduces/, generally by three-quarters or more
3 (slim) adelgazar
to be reducing
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