1. to make something smaller or lower
    ExamplesWe must reduce expenditure if we want to stay in business. • They have reduced prices in all departments. • We were expecting the government to reduce taxes not to increase them. • We have made some employees redundant to reduce overstaffing. • The company reduced output because of a fall in demand. • The government's policy is to reduce inflation to 5 per cent.
    to reduce staff
    to make employees redundant in order to have a smaller number of staff
  2. to lower the price of something
    ExampleCarpets have been reduced from £100 to £50.

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