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Another word for decrease

  1. To grow or cause to grow gradually less

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Another word for decrease


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  • Reduce implies a lowering, or bringing down to reduce prices
  • Diminish emphasizes subtraction from the whole by some external agent disease had diminished their ranks
  • Lessen is equivalent to decrease , except that it does not imply any particular rate of decline his influence lessened overnight
  • Decrease and dwindle suggest a growing gradually smaller in bulk, size, volume, or number, but dwindle emphasizes a marked wasting away to the point of disappearance his hopes decreased as his fortune dwindled away to nothing