What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 1to make something smaller or less in size, amount, importance etc
Try to reduce the amount of fat in your diet.reduce something by something:
The workforce will be reduced by around 30 per cent.reduce something from something to something:
It has reduced its size from about 135,000 employees to 75,000.
Her lawyers got the charge reduced from murder to manslaughter.reduce something to the minimum:
Risks must be reduced to the absolute minimum.reduce something in size/number etc:
Their army will be drastically reduced in size and influence.greatly/significantly reduce something:
The new systems should significantly reduce the amount of paper we use.