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reduce (v):
take off weight
reduce (v):
lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
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cut bourbon
Related Words: cutdilutethin
reduce (v):
narrow or limit
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reduce the influx of foreigners
reduce (v):
cook until very little liquid is left
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The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time
Related Word: concentrate
reduce (v):
be cooked until very little liquid is left
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The sauce should reduce to one cup
Related Word: concentrate
reduce (v):
be the essential element
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The proposal boils down to a compromise
reduce (v):
to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
Related Words: deoxidisedeoxidize
reduce (v):
make smaller
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reduce an image
reduce (v):
reduce in size; reduce physically
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Hot water will shrink the sweater.
Can you shrink this image?

Related Words: shrink
reduce (v):
make less complex
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reduce a problem to a single question
reduce (v):
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
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The manuscript must be shortened
Related Words: abbreviateabridgecontractshorten
reduce (v):
reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
reduce (v):
cut down on; make a reduction in
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reduce your daily fat intake.
The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Related Words: cut backtrim
reduce (v):
destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
reduce (v):
undergo meiosis
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The cells reduce
reduce (v):
lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
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She reduced her niece to a servant
reduce (v):
simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
reduce (v):
lessen and make more modest
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reduce one's standard of living
reduce (v):
bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
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He reduced the population to slavery
reduce (v):
put down by force or intimidation
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The government quashes any attempt of an uprising.
China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

Related Words: represssubdue
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He who laughs last, laughs longest

Son gülen iyi güler.
If someone does something nasty to you, that person may feel satisfaction, but you will feel even more satisfaction if you get revenge on that person.


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