Rather than stoke their escalating hostility, the U.S. should work to reduce tensions between them.
To keep tax rates lower and remain competitive, they would have to consider ways to reduce spending.
When turkey is nicely colored, tent with foil and reduce heat to 325 degrees.
In 2003, he won and quickly set about to reduce crime by investing the most money in the poorest neighborhoods.
The amount of caffeine contained in two cups of coffee can reduce postworkout muscle pain by nearly 50 percent.
But still the numbers were too large: what was the second plan to reduce them?
I rang the bell to reduce the speed, as I pointed out the spot to the mate.
Mr. Wilson wished for a commitment in order to reduce the proportion of votes required.
Then he called to Felipe to reduce the speed to eight knots.
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.