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Engelsk udsagnsord: lessen

1. lessen (om ændring) decrease in size, extent, or range


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester.
The cabin pressure fell dramatically.
Her weight fell to under a hundred pounds.
His voice fell to a whisper.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)decrease, diminish, fall


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mindre specifikke termerchange magnitude


Mere specifikke termerabate, boil down, break, break, concentrate, contract, de-escalate, decelerate, decline, decoct, decrescendo, deflate, depreciate, devaluate, devalue, die away, drop off, dwindle, dwindle away, dwindle down, ease off, ease up, flag, fly, go down, let up, reduce, remit, retard, shorten, shrink, shrink, shrink, shrivel, shrivel, shrivel up, slack, slack off, slacken off, slow, slow down, slow up, taper, thin out, undervalue, vanish, vaporize, wane, wane, wane, weaken, wither


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)increase

2. lessen (om ændring) make smaller


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe decreased his staff.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)decrease, minify


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termeralter, change, modify


Mere specifikke termerabate, abbreviate, abridge, belittle, boil down, bring down, circumscribe, concentrate, confine, contract, cut, cut, cut, cut back, cut down, de-escalate, diminish, foreshorten, limit, lour, lower, minimise, minimize, mitigate, pare, pare down, reduce, reduce, reduce, reduce, relax, shorten, shrink, slack, slack, slack up, slacken, slake, step down, suppress, trim, trim back, trim down, turn down, weaken


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)increase

3. lessen (om ændring) wear off or die down


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe pain subsided.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)subside


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mindre specifikke termerweaken









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