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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.


Synonymslour


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.


Synonymsdepress


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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