réduire

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See also: reduire and reduiré

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French reduire, from Old French reduire, an alteration or Gallicization of Latin redūcere, present active infinitive of redūcō (reduce), after conduire.

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Verb[edit]

réduire

  1. to reduce
  2. to cut (prices); to shorten (text); to reduce, scale down (pictures etc.)
  3. to reduce (someone) à to
    Je les ai réduits en esclavage. I reduced them to slavery.
  4. to reduce (something) en to
    La maison fut réduite en cendres. The house was reduced to ashes.
  5. (medicine) to reduce, set
  6. (chemistry, cooking) to reduce
  7. (military) to capture (place), quell (opposition etc.)
  8. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to amount, come down à to

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