To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
To subside is to lessen, to become inactive or to sink to lower levels.
To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.
To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
To reduce the strain, tension, or pressure of or on; loosen; slacken
To ease physically; relieve:
To lessen or reduce:
To make or become weak or weaker.
To shorten or reduce:
To make suitable, desirable, or free from excess by mingling with something else; reduce in intensity, esp. by the admixture of some other quality; moderate; assuage; mollify
To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
To slide down or spread out thickly, as mud or fresh concrete.
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To decrease or diminish:
Plummet is defined as to fall down quickly and suddenly.
To reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually
To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
(Archaic) To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
Minimize is defined as to reduce, decrease or lessen to the smallest possible amount.
To reduce in standing or respect.
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
To mitigate or lessen.
To weaken or lessen; decline
To reduce in esteem or rank.
(Stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
To reduce in value or price
To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up:
To reduce to a lower grade; lower in rank
(Geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
To cut short; reduce; abridge
To acquire or incur:
To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
The definition of belittle means to speak about someone or something in a way to make it seem less important.
Adulterate means to make something inferior or less pure by adding something harmful or of a lower quality.
To reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen:
(Grammar) To inflect (a noun, a pronoun, or an adjective) for number and case.
To lessen; diminish
(Rare) To reduce; lessen
(Only used in the phrase peter out) To dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing
To make strong or increase the strength of.
To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To increase in size, quantity, or worth:
To increase in amount or degree; intensify:
Find another word for lessens. In this page you can discover 61 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for lessens, like: decreases, subsides, falls, diminishes, relieves, palliates, mitigates, lightens, eases, comforts and assuages.