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Definition 1: the act of decreasing or reducing something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for decrease in the sense of this definition

(decrease is a kind of ...) the act of changing the amount or size of something

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

"he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of letting the air out of something

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

(... is a kind of decrease ) reducing prices back to some earlier level

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of reducing the strength of something

(... is a kind of decrease ) a decrease in price or value

"depreciation of the dollar against the yen"

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

(... is a kind of decrease ) a decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity

(... is a kind of decrease ) the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years

(... is a kind of decrease ) reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon

(... is a kind of decrease ) a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of becoming less

(... is a kind of decrease ) act of decreasing in length

"the dress needs shortening"

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of reducing the amount or number

"the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

(... is a kind of decrease ) the action of lessening in severity or intensity

"the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of causing to become less

(... is a kind of decrease ) a reduction in quantity or rate

(... is a kind of decrease ) the reduction of something's value or worth

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of reducing the vitality of something

(... is a kind of decrease ) to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

(... is a kind of decrease ) (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position

(... is a kind of decrease ) the act of decreasing something markedly

(... is a kind of decrease ) a direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)

Definition 2: the amount by which something decreases - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for decrease in the sense of this definition

(decrease is a kind of ...) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

"an adequate amount of food for four people"

(... is a kind of decrease ) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

"a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index" "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery" "a dip in prices" "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"

(... is a kind of decrease ) the amount by which something shrinks

Definition 3: a change downward - [noun denoting event]

Samples where decrease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
  • there was a sharp drop-off in sales

Synonyms for decrease in the sense of this definition

(decrease is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of decrease ) process or result of becoming less or smaller

"the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

(... is a kind of decrease ) a decrease of military personnel or equipment

(... is a kind of decrease ) a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

"after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market" "he could not control the sinking of his legs"

(... is a kind of decrease ) a wearing down to weaken or destroy

"a war of attrition"

(... is a kind of decrease ) a becoming gradually less

"there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family"

(... is a kind of decrease ) a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

"the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious" "the waxing and waning of the moon"

Definition 4: a process of becoming smaller or shorter - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for decrease in the sense of this definition

(decrease is a kind of ...) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

"events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

(... is a kind of decrease ) a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

(... is a kind of decrease ) change toward something smaller or lower

(... is a kind of decrease ) the process of reducing sensitivity

"the patient was desensitized to the allergen"

(... is a kind of decrease ) a decrease in width

(... is a kind of decrease ) a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping

(... is a kind of decrease ) the process of wasting

Definition 5: decrease in size, extent, or range - [verb of change]

Samples where decrease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for decrease in the sense of this definition

(decrease is a kind of ...) change in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of decrease ) diminish or discontinue abruptly

"The patient's fever broke last night"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become smaller or lose substance

"Her savings dwindled down"

(... is a kind of decrease ) diminish or abate

"The pain finally remitted"

(... is a kind of decrease ) diminish in size, scope, or intensity

"The war of words between them de-escalated with time"

(... is a kind of decrease ) lose in value

"The dollar depreciated again"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become short or shorter

"In winter, the days shorten"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become sparser

"Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out"

(... is a kind of decrease ) grow smaller

"Interest in the project waned"

(... is a kind of decrease ) decrease in phase

"the moon is waning"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become smaller

"Interest in his novels waned"

(... is a kind of decrease ) lose velocity; move more slowly

"The car decelerated"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air

"The balloons deflated"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become less in amount or intensity

"The storm abated" "The rain let up after a few hours"

(... is a kind of decrease ) decrease in size, range, or extent

"His earnings shrank" "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"

(... is a kind of decrease ) diminish gradually

"Interested tapered off"

(... is a kind of decrease ) fall or diminish

"The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test"

(... is a kind of decrease ) decrease rapidly and disappear

"the money vanished in las Vegas" "all my stock assets have vaporized"

(... is a kind of decrease ) fall sharply

"stock prices broke"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become less intense

(... is a kind of decrease ) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

(... is a kind of decrease ) be cooked until very little liquid is left

"The sauce should reduce to one cup"

(... is a kind of decrease ) become smaller or draw together

"The fabric shrank" "The balloon shrank"

(... is a kind of decrease ) wither, as with a loss of moisture

"The fruit dried and shriveled"

(... is a kind of decrease ) grow quieter

"The music decrescendoes here"

Definition 6: make smaller - [verb of change]

Samples where decrease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He decreased his staff

Synonyms for decrease in the sense of this definition

(decrease is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of decrease ) make less active or fast

"He slackened his pace as he got tired" "Don't relax your efforts now"

(... is a kind of decrease ) have a reducing effect

"This cuts into my earnings"

(... is a kind of decrease ) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

(... is a kind of decrease ) make small or insignificant

"Let's minimize the risk"

(... is a kind of decrease ) reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

"de-escalate a crisis"

(... is a kind of decrease ) make lower or quieter

"turn down the volume of a radio"

(... is a kind of decrease ) make less active or intense

(... is a kind of decrease ) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

"The manuscript must be shortened"

(... is a kind of decrease ) reduce in size; reduce physically

"Hot water will shrink the sweater" "Can you shrink this image?"

(... is a kind of decrease ) cook until very little liquid is left

"The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

(... is a kind of decrease ) restrict or confine within limits

"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" "please confine your questions to the topic" "our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"

(... is a kind of decrease ) decrease gradually or bit by bit

(... is a kind of decrease ) make less severe or harsh

"mitigating circumstances"

(... is a kind of decrease ) lessen to the point of stopping

"suppress a yawn" "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"

(... is a kind of decrease ) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

"don't belittle your colleagues"

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