halve

From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhalvehalve /hɑːv $ hæv/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 1 REDUCEto reduce something by a half Cash cuts have halved the number of places available on training courses.2 SHAREto cut or divide something into two equal pieces Halve the potatoes lengthwise.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
halveThus, assuming two-thirds of those retiring were replaced in work by unemployment beneficiaries, the financial costs could have been halved.At the current rate, costs will be halved again within a decade.Farming clubs have seen their incomes halved and, if the economics pundits are right, will soon be halved again.His 13-year prison term was halved because of good behavior.The overseas aid budget has been almost halved, from $18m to just over $10m.This is estimated at 1.1m pairs and has more than halved in the past 30 years.The dish can be halved or quartered as needed.Halve the eggplant lengthwise and hollow out the center.He aims to halve unemployment to four percent by 2000 by spending about 10 billion kronor to educate and train workers.
From King Business Dictionaryhalvehalve /hɑːvhæv/ verb [intransitive, transitive] to go down to half of a previous amount, level etc, or to make something do thisThe share value of internet stocks has halved over the past three months.He announced plans to sell more than $1 billion in assets and halve the company’s dividend.→ See Verb tableOrigin halve (1300-1400) half