To keep tax rates lower and remain competitive, they would have to consider ways to reduce spending.
What would you do to reduce the power and influence of corporations and Wall Street?
In 2003, he won and quickly set about to reduce crime by investing the most money in the poorest neighborhoods.
Whisk in the flour and reduce to sauce consistency, skimming occasionally and adding more stock as necessary.
More severity, it turns out, does not reduce crime, and might even increase it.
But still the numbers were too large: what was the second plan to reduce them?
My plan was to reduce each man's ration of flower from 7lbs.
Mr. Wilson wished for a commitment in order to reduce the proportion of votes required.
"While you're reducing the size of it you might also reduce the pain in it," said Dick.
It was necessary to reduce the rent in some way in order to permit the villains to live.
late 14c., "bring back," from Old French reducer (14c.), from Latin reducere "lead back, bring back," figuratively "restore, replace," from re- "back" (see re-) + ducere "bring, lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "bring to an inferior condition" is 1570s; that of "bring to a lower rank" is 1640s (military reduce to ranks is from 1802); that of "subdue by force of arms" is 1610s. Sense of "to lower, diminish, lessen" is from 1787. Related: Reduced; reducing.
reduce re·duce (rĭ-dōōs', -dyōōs')
v. re·duced, re·duc·ing, re·duc·es
To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish.
To lose weight, as by dieting.
To restore a fractured or displaced body part to a normal condition or position.
To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
To remove oxygen from a compound.
To add hydrogen to a compound.