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Definition 1: decrease in size, extent, or range - [verb of change]

Samples where diminish 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 diminish in the sense of this definition

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

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

"The patient's fever broke last night"

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

"Her savings dwindled down"

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

"The pain finally remitted"

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

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

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

"The dollar depreciated again"

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

"In winter, the days shorten"

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

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

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

"Interest in the project waned"

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

"the moon is waning"

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

"Interest in his novels waned"

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

"The car decelerated"

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

"The balloons deflated"

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

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

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

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

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

"Interested tapered off"

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

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

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

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

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

"stock prices broke"

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

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

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

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

"The sauce should reduce to one cup"

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

"The fabric shrank" "The balloon shrank"

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

"The fruit dried and shriveled"

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

"The music decrescendoes here"

Definition 2: lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of - [verb of change]

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

  • don't belittle your colleagues

Synonyms for diminish in the sense of this definition

(diminish is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

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