The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
To make (a quantity) smaller.
To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To reduce the length of (a written text); condense:
To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To acquire something usually over a period of time.
To enlarge the scope or effect of:
Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
To try to please, or ingratiate oneself with, by praise and attention
To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome and author of two epistles in the New Testament.
To become less; diminish
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
To cut off or out; omit or delete
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 cause (a fire) to die down or go out
To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
To perform the arithmetic operation of subtraction.
Fall is defined as to drop or come down, often unexpectedly.
To cause to seem little or smaller than something else:
To cause to decrease or diminish.
To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form.
Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
To abate, lessen, lower, etc.
To become cheap or cheaper.
To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
To lower oneself; lose face
To draw or take away; divert:
To lessen; to bring low.
To cause to flow back.
(Radio, TV) To vary in intensity: said of a signal
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
To become larger; grow or swell.
To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
To flow off gradually
To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
(Archaic) To underrate; underestimate
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