English noun: decrease
|1.||decrease (event) a change downward|
|Samples||There was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided.|
There was a sharp drop-off in sales.
|Broader (hypernym)||alteration, change, modification|
|Narrower (hyponym)||attrition, casualty, dwindling, dwindling away, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, waning|
|2.||decrease (process) a process of becoming smaller or shorter|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical process, process|
|Narrower (hyponym)||decay, decline, decline, desensitisation, desensitization, diminution, narrowing, slippage, wastage|
|Antonyms||increment, growth, increase|
|3.||decrease (attribute) the amount by which something decreases|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dip, drop, fall, free fall, shrinkage|
|4.||decrease (act) the act of decreasing or reducing something|
|Synonyms||diminution, reduction, step-down|
|Broader (hypernym)||change of magnitude|
|Narrower (hyponym)||alleviation, amortisation, amortization, contraction, cut, cutback, de-escalation, declassification, deduction, deduction, deflation, depletion, depreciation, devaluation, devitalisation, devitalization, discount, easement, easing, extenuation, lowering, minimisation, minimization, mitigation, mitigation, moderation, palliation, price reduction, relief, reverse split, reverse stock split, rollback, shelter, shortening, shrinking, split down, subtraction, tax credit, tax shelter, weakening|
English verb: decrease
|1.||decrease (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||diminish, 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.||decrease (change) make smaller|
|Samples||He decreased his staff.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abate, 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|