Decrease synonyms Category: Part of speech:
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
To become less intense, bright, strong, etc.; grow dim or faint, as a light
To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion
To reduce for some period of time:
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
(Intransitive) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement.
To lessen the severity or oppressiveness of: To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake.
To reduce in height, elevation, amount, value, etc.
To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
To cause to shrink or contract; specif., to cause (fabric) to shrink by a special process in manufacturing so as to minimize later shrinkage
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
To reduce in value or price
To cause someone to become quiet.
To make or become weak or weaker
To crumble is to break into small pieces, or to fall to pieces. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen To cause to become less excited, intense, or angry. (Intransitive, of a structure) To burn completely, so that nothing remains.
To make something smooth.
To drop off is to take something or someone to a specific destination and leave it there, not usually lingering or staying around. Used other than as an idiom: see wear,"Ž down. To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.
(Biol.) A return to a lower, less complex stage or state; degeneration (Grammar, of substantives, usually nouns, adjectives and pronouns) To inflect for case, number and sometimes gender.
(Physics) To disintegrate in a process of radioactive decay or particle decay.
To modify is to make a change or alteration.
To fade is defined as to become less bright, to grow more faint, less popular, or less strong, or to begin to wither away and disappear.
To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To hold back or keep in check; control: To subdue, to put down; to silence or force (someone) to submit. [from 10th c.]
To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state:
To deaden, restrain, or depress:
The definition of compose means to combine, to put something in order or to write a piece of music.
To stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent
At a future time; eventually:
To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
To subdue or quell (an insurrection or conflict, for example).
The definition of allay means to make better or decrease something that is unpleasant.
To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
To qualify is to be entitled to something or to fit the requirements of something, or to modify or soften a statement or action.
To sedate or relieve of anxiety or tension by the administration of a drug.
To perform the arithmetic operation of subtraction. (Intransitive) To reduce in size or number.
To condense is to make something shorter or more concentrated, or to cause to change from a gas or vapor to a liquid.
To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
To reduce or curtail drastically:
(Electronics) To reduce (the amplitude of an electrical signal) with little or no distortion.
To change or weaken (in brilliance, force, effect, etc.) by mixing with something else
(Informal) To lower (a price, rate, etc.) by a slight margin
To pare is defined as to peel, reduce or remove by trimming off the outside.
To remove dead or living parts from (a plant) so as to increase fruit or flower production or improve the form
To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
To operate or work ( against)
Digest is defined as breaking down into parts that are easier to use or understand, or to condense information to make it easier to understand.
To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
To knock down, as with a blow; lay low:
To produce deflation in (an economy). To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume.
To remove nonessential detail from; reduce to essentials:
To thin is defined as to make something slender, less fatty or less full of something.
To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
To make an epitome of; sum up.
To affect or maintain cautious neutrality. Used other than as an idiom: rake off.
To absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see boil,"Ž down.
To bring down by cutting.
To deduct is defined as to subtract or take away from a total. Used other than as an idiom: see knock,"Ž off.
To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
(Intransitive) To grow in number.
The amount by which the face value of a bond or other debt security exceeds its market price.
The act of falling; descent:
A reducing or being reduced
Relating to or exhibiting reductionism: (Grammar): The act of declining a word; the act of listing the inflections of a noun, pronoun or adjective in order.
(Archaic) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; decline.
Amount lost by decrease or waste
A descent by stages or steps.
Depreciation is defined as a reduction in the value of an asset that occurs over time as the asset gets older or as wear and tear occurs, or the decline of one currency in relation to others.
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse. (Music) A dynamic mark directing that a passage is to be played gradually more softly
The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction.
The disintegration of a cell resulting from destruction of its membrane by a chemical substance, especially an antibody or enzyme.
(Military, dated) A defensive work constructed within a fortification to make it more defensible (by allowing defenders to retreat into and fight from it even after the enemy has taken the outer work).
Fall is defined as to drop or come down, often unexpectedly.
To decrease gradually in width or thickness The act of making something larger.
An increase in the volume of a substance while its mass remains the same. Expansion is usually due to heating. When substances are heated, the molecular bonds between their particles are weakened, and the particles move faster, causing the substance to expand.
Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution. (Uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
To acquire something usually over a period of time.
To become larger; grow or swell.
To diminish slowly and come to an end. Often used with out :
Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity; diminution.
The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
A decrease, as in amount, intensity, etc. (Computing) To remove white space and unnecessary characters from a web page in order to reduce its size and improve download time.
To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
To consider (an idea, for example) as separate from particular examples or objects:
Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
The definition of add means to join or bring together for the purpose of increasing in number or importance or to change the effect. Synonym Study
implies a lowering, or bringing down to reduce prices
emphasizes subtraction from the whole by some external agent disease had diminished their ranks
is equivalent to
, except that it does not imply any particular rate of decline his influence lessened overnight
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
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