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English noun: lower

1. lower (artifact) the lower of two berths

Synonymslower berth

Broader (hypernym)berth, built in bed, bunk

English verb: lower

1. lower (motion) move something or somebody to a lower position

SamplesTake down the vase from the shelf.

ExamplesThey lower the bags on the table

Synonymsbring down, get down, let down, take down

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

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)depress, dip, incline, reef

Causecome down, descend, fall, go down

Antonymslift, elevate, raise, get up, bring up

2. lower (change) set lower

SamplesLower a rating.
Lower expectations.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)devalue

Narrower (hyponym)derate, subdue, subordinate

3. lower (change) make lower or quieter

SamplesTurn down the volume of a radio.

Synonymslour, turn down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify

4. lower (contact) cause to drop or sink

SamplesThe lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir.


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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

5. lower (body) look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

Synonymsfrown, glower, lour

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)grimace, make a face, pull a face

Narrower (hyponym)scowl

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