English verb: diminish
|1.||diminish (change) decrease in size, extent, or range|
|Samples||The 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.
|Synonyms||decrease, fall, lessen|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||change magnitude|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abate, 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|
|2.||diminish (change) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of|
|Samples||Don't belittle your colleagues.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||decrease, lessen, minify|