Translation of reduce in Spanish:

reduce

Pronunciation: /rɪˈduːs; rɪˈdjuːs/

vt

  • 2 2.1 (break down, simplify) to reduce sth to sth reducir* algo a algo 2.2 [Math] [fraction/division sum] simplificar*
  • 3 (bring to undesirable state)to reduce sth/sb to sth (often pass) their policies have reduced the country to poverty sus políticas han sumido al país en la pobreza they reduced the city to ruins dejaron la ciudad en ruinas they were reduced to slavery/begging se vieron reducidos a la esclavitud/obligados a mendigar he was reduced to tears by her harsh words sus duras palabras lo hicieron llorar he was reduced to the ranks [Mil] lo degradaron a soldado raso

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