definition: to make less in amount or size.
example: I reduced the amount of sugar in the recipe.
example: Building the new highway reduced traffic on the old one.
example: Since the school budget was reduced, students receive less instruction in music and art.
example: They temporarily reduced the price in order to increase sales.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb “reduce”
reduce + NOUN: ~ risk, ~ cost, ~ number, ~ amount, ~ rate, ~ level, ~ size, ~ price, ~ impact, ~ crime, ~ waste, ~ pressure