make less in size, amount, price, degree, etc.
lose weight intentionly; diet
make sb lower in rank or status; demote sb
bring sb/sth into a specified state or condition
change sth to a more general or basic form
remove oxygen from or add hydrogen or electrons to (a compound)
"reduce your daily fat intake"
"The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
"reduce a problem to a single question"
"He reduced the population to slavery"
"She reduced her niece to a servant"
"The proposal boils down to a compromise"
"Hot water will shrink the sweater"
"Can you shrink this image?"
"reduce one's standard of living"
"reduce an image"
"reduce the influx of foreigners"
"The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"
"China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"
"The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
"The cells reduce"
"The manuscript must be shortened"
"The sauce should reduce to one cup"
"The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
Potatoes..cooked so long that they have been reduced to a watery flour.
出自： F. King
They have decided to reduce him in post.
Most of the daily necessities have been greatly reduced in price.
He was reduced in rank.
We should reduce the unproductive expenditure to a minimum.
The fighting reduced the city to a shambles.
A conflagration in 1947 reduced 90 percent of the houses to ashes.1947
Even when we reduce the salt to a fine powder, it still tastes salt.
A succession of bad harvest had reduced the small farmer to penury.
Anxiety about the fate of his family reduced him to a nervous wreck.
His income has been reduced to half its amount .
The operation must be carefully planned so that the loss of blood would be reduced to a minimum.
Your speed must be reduced to the city speed as soon as you cross the border.
He is reduced almost to a skeleton.
The chalk was reduced to powder.
The house was reduced to ashes.
I bought the coat as it was reduced to only ￡30.
After the Opium War of 1840,China was gradually reduced to a semicolonial and semi￣feudal society.1840
Its people were thus reduced to slavery.
In the old society he was finally reduced to begging.
During the famine, many people were reduced to eating grass and leaves.
The captain was reduced to the ranks.
上尉被降为士兵。 reduce sth/wh-clause to sth
I think we can reduce his rather lengthy statement to one or two essential points.
This kind of analysis reduces the problem to its simplest form.
We can reduce what he said to three simple facts.
His life's work can be reduced to a search for truth.
Boil all the ingredients together till they are reduced to half the quantity.
将所有配料放在一起熬,使它们浓缩成一半。 reduce sth to sth
To reduce pounds to pence you multiply by a hundred.
Our chemistry teacher often reduces a compound to its components in lab.
Water can be reduced to oxygen and hydrogen by electrolysis.
误 Their salaries were reduced down.
正 Their salaries were reduced.
正 Their salaries were cut down.