- 1 1.1 [gastos/costos] to cut, cut down on, reduce; [velocidad] to reduce; [producción/consumo] to reduce hemos reducido el número de casos we have brought down o/or reduced the number of cases redujeron el número de plazas they cut the number of places o/or the number of places was reduced han prometido reducir los impuestos they have promised to cut o/or reduce taxes con esto se intenta reducir al mínimo el riesgo de infección this is intended to minimize o/or to reduce to a minimum the risk of infection ejercicios para reducir (la) cintura exercises to reduce your waistline reducir algo
aalgo to reduce sth tosth han reducido el texto a 50 páginas they have shortened o/or reduced the text to fifty pages le han reducido la pena a dos años they have commuted o shortened o reduced his sentence to two years la población quedó reducida a la mitad the population was reduced to half of its former size reducir algo a su mínima expresión [Matemáticas/Mathematics] to reduce sth to its simplest expression o/or form el suéter quedó reducido a su mínima expresión [humorístico/humorous] the sweater shrank to nothing reducir algo enalgo to reduce sth bysth pretenden reducir el gasto en cinco millones they aim to reduce costs by five million 1.2 [fotocopia/fotografía] to reduce
- 2 2.1 (transformar)reducir algo
aalgo reducir los gramos a miligramos to convert the grams to milligrams reducir quebrados a un mínimo común denominador to reduce fractions to their lowest common denominator quedaron reducidos a cenizas they were reduced to ashes todas sus ilusiones quedaron reducidas a la nada all his dreams were shattered 2.2 [Química/Chemistry] to reduce 2.3 (América del Sur/South America) [objeto robado] to receive, fence [familiar/colloquial]
- 3 (dominar, someter) [enemigo/rebeldes] to subdue; [ladrón] to overpower reducir a un pueblo a la esclavitud to reduce a people to slavery
- 1 [Cocina/Cookery] to reduce, boil down dejar reducir la salsa leave the sauce to boil down o/or reduce
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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.