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English verb: diminish

1. diminish (change) decrease in size, extent, or range


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsdecrease, fall, lessen


Pattern of useSomething ----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


Antonymsincrease

2. diminish (change) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of


SamplesDon't belittle your colleagues.


Synonymsbelittle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify









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