- 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
aalgo to reduce sth tosth 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 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 [Quím] to reduce 2.3 (AmS) [objeto robado] to receive, fence [colloquial/familiar]
- 3 (dominar, someter) [enemigo/rebeldes] to subdue [ladrón] to overpower reducir a un pueblo a la esclavitud to reduce a people to slavery
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The Spanish constitutional court (Tribunal Constitucional) is made up of twelve members. It decides all matters relating to constitutional legislation, including common law, international treaties, and regional statutes. There is no appeal against its decisions, and all other constitutional bodies are subject to its control.