Translation of reducir in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 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
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (reducirse)
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