Decrease synonyms

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(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
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To grow less
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To make less
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To grow less
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To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion
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The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
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To become less intense, bright, strong, etc.; grow dim or faint, as a light
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To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
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To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
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To grow less
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To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
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(Intransitive) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement.
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To lessen the severity or oppressiveness of:
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To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake.
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To fall away or decline
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To reduce in height, elevation, amount, value, etc.
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(Intransitive) To fade or wane
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(Intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise
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To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
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To cause to shrink or contract; specif., to cause (fabric) to shrink by a special process in manufacturing so as to minimize later shrinkage
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To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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To become less; diminish
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To reduce in value or price
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To make less harsh
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To cause someone to become quiet.
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(Idiomatic) Make more specific.
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(Intransitive) To lose all enthusiasm or happiness.
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To squander (money or resources) uselessly; to spend (time) idly.
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To lose strength, become weaker; to wane
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To make or become weak or weaker
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To crumble is to break into small pieces, or to fall to pieces.
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(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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(Intransitive) To stop talking, to forget what one was going to say.
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(Idiomatic) Decelerate.
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To cause to become less excited, intense, or angry.
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To grow less
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(Intransitive, of a structure) To burn completely, so that nothing remains.
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To make something smooth.
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To grow less
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(Idiomatic) To become less virulent.
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To atrophy, or waste away
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To drop off is to take something or someone to a specific destination and leave it there, not usually lingering or staying around.
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(Idiomatic) To diminish or lessen gradually; to become smaller, slower, quieter, etc.
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To gradually subside or diminish; to tail away
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To reduce in value.
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To collapse.
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(Intransitive) To cease to support a person or cause.
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(Intransitive) To become detached or to drop from.
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(Intransitive) to disappear because of being abraded, over-polished, or abused
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(Intransitive) To become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.
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Used other than as an idiom: see wear,"Ž down.
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To lower by winding something.
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To grow less
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To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.
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To reduce for some period of time:
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(Grammar, of substantives, usually nouns, adjectives and pronouns) To inflect for case, number and sometimes gender.
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To grow less
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(Physics) To disintegrate in a process of radioactive decay or particle decay.
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(Slang) The reduction in size of the male genitalia when cold, such as from immersion in cold water.
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A growing lesser; reduction or decrease.
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(Law) The reduction of the proceeds of a will, when the debts have not yet been satisfied; the reduction of taxes due.[First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
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To modify is to make a change or alteration.
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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.
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To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
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To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To hold back or keep in check; control:
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To subdue, to put down; to silence or force (someone) to submit. [from 10th c.]
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To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state:
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To appease, pacify, gain the good will of.
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To deaden, restrain, or depress:
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The definition of compose means to combine, to put something in order or to write a piece of music.
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To stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent
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At a future time; eventually:
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To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
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(often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.
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To subdue or quell (an insurrection or conflict, for example).
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The definition of allay means to make better or decrease something that is unpleasant.
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To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
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To qualify is to be entitled to something or to fit the requirements of something, or to modify or soften a statement or action.
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To sedate or relieve of anxiety or tension by the administration of a drug.
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To cut short or reduce:
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To perform the arithmetic operation of subtraction.
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To make less
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To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary. [First attested in 1384.]. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
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To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
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(Intransitive) To reduce in size or number.
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To condense is to make something shorter or more concentrated, or to cause to change from a gas or vapor to a liquid.
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To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen.
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To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
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To reduce or curtail drastically:
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(Electronics) To reduce (the amplitude of an electrical signal) with little or no distortion.
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To change or weaken (in brilliance, force, effect, etc.) by mixing with something else
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To take up a new defensive position.
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(Informal) To lower (a price, rate, etc.) by a slight margin
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To pare is defined as to peel, reduce or remove by trimming off the outside.
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To remove dead or living parts from (a plant) so as to increase fruit or flower production or improve the form
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To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
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To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
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To operate or work (against)
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To make less
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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.
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To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
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To knock down, as with a blow; lay low:
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To produce deflation in (an economy).
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To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume.
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To remove nonessential detail from; reduce to essentials:
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To thin is defined as to make something slender, less fatty or less full of something.
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To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
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To lose value; to depreciate.
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To curtail; to cut short.
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To consider (an idea, for example) as separate from particular examples or objects:
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To make an epitome of; sum up.
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To make less
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To affect or maintain cautious neutrality.
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Used other than as an idiom: rake off.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) to get to a stable level, to cease oscillating
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To make less
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To absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.
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(Intransitive) To retreat.
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(Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
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To reduce the size of something whilst maintaining proportion
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(Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see boil,"Ž down.
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(Idiomatic) To interrupt (someone speaking).
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To bring down by cutting.
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Make shorter by cutting
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(Intransitive with on) To reduce consumption.
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To make less
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To deduct is defined as to subtract or take away from a total.
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Used other than as an idiom: see knock,"Ž off.
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To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
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(Intransitive) To grow in number.
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To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one.
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To increase; to make larger or supplement.
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(Economics) A period of economic decline or negative growth.
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The amount by which the face value of a bond or other debt security exceeds its market price.
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The act of falling; descent:
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A reducing or being reduced
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Containing or involving a declination or refusal, as of submission to a charge or sentence.
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Tending to decrease
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Relating to or exhibiting reductionism:
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A gradual diminishing in the strength of something.
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(Grammar): The act of declining a word; the act of listing the inflections of a noun, pronoun or adjective in order.
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(Archaic) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; decline.
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Amount lost by decrease or waste
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A decrescendo passage.
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A descent by stages or steps.
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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.
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The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
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(Idiomatic) A condition in which additional inputs into an organization, project or process produce progressively fewer or lower-quality additional outputs, and may, in extreme cases, cause the total quantity or quality of outputs to decrease.
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(Music) A dynamic mark directing that a passage is to be played gradually more softly
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The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction.
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The disintegration of a cell resulting from destruction of its membrane by a chemical substance, especially an antibody or enzyme.
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(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).
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(Biol.) A return to a lower, less complex stage or state; degeneration
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The process of becoming less active or severe
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To cause to dwindle:
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Fall is defined as to drop or come down, often unexpectedly.
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To decrease gradually in width or thickness
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An increase in amount
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Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
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The act of making something larger.
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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.
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Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
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(Uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
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To acquire something usually over a period of time.
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To become larger; grow or swell.
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The definition of add means to join or bring together for the purpose of increasing in number or importance or to change the effect.
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To receive the waters of
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To diminish slowly and come to an end. Often used with out :
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To deduct or return an amount from a bill or payment
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(Intransitive) To gradually subside or diminish; to tail off.
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A cutting or being cut
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The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
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The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
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A decrease, as in amount, intensity, etc.
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(Computing) To remove white space and unnecessary characters from a web page in order to reduce its size and improve download time.
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Of or pertaining to reductionism
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Synonym Study

  • 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
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