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British English: /rɪˈdjuːs/
, /rɪˈdʒuːs/
American English: /rəˈd(j)us/

Translation of reduce in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (make smaller)
    (inflation, number, pressure, impact) by de
    (prices, temperature)
    (Medicine) (swelling)
    faire baisser
    the jackets have been reduced by 50%
    le prix des vestes a été réduit de 50%
    ‘reduce speed now’
  • 3 (Military) (in status) to be reduced to the ranks
    être dégradé
  • 4 (alter the state of) See examples: to reduce something to shreds (book, document etc)
    réduire quelque chose en pièces
    to reduce something to ashes
    réduire quelque chose en cendres
  • 5 (bring forcibly) See examples: to reduce somebody to tears
    faire pleurer quelqu'un
    to be reduced to silence
    être réduit au silence
    to be reduced to begging/prostitution
    en être réduit à la mendicité/prostitution
    he was reduced to apologizing
    il en a été réduit à s'excuser
  • 8 (Culinary)
    faire réduire
    (sauce, stock)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (American English) (lose weight)
    (en suivant un régime)
  • 2 (Culinary)
    (sauce, stock)
    let the sauce reduce to half its volume
    faites réduire la sauce de moitié

also: reduced past participle adjective

  • 1 (in price) at a reduced price
    à prix réduit
    reduced goods
    marchandises en solde
  • 3 (straitened) See examples: in reduced circumstances
    dans la gêne

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