Translation of reducir in English:

reducir

vt

  • 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 reduced the number of cases redujeron el número de plazas they cut the number of places o the number of places was reduced han prometido reducir los impuestos they have promised to cut o reduce taxes con esto se intenta reducir al mínimo el riesgo de infección this is intended to minimize o to reduce to a minimum the risk of infection ejercicios para reducir (la) cintura exercises to reduce your waistline reducir algo a algo to reduce sth to sth han reducido el texto a 50 páginas they have shortened o 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 [Mat] to reduce sth to its simplest expression o form el suéter quedó reducido a su mínima expresión [humorous/humorístico] the sweater shrank to nothing reducir algo en algo to reduce sth by sth pretenden reducir el gasto en cinco millones they aim to reduce costs by five million 1.2 [fotocopia/fotografía] to reduce

vi

reducirse v pron

  • reducirse a algo todo se reduce a saber interpretar las cifras it all comes down to knowing how to interpret the figures todo se redujo a una visita a la catedral y un paseo por el río in the end it was just a visit to the cathedral and a walk along the river

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