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Definition 1: the lower of two berths - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lower in the sense of this definition

(lower is a kind of ...) a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

Definition 2: look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval - [verb of body]

Synonyms for lower in the sense of this definition

(lower is a kind of ...) contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

"He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

(... is a kind of lower ) frown with displeasure

Definition 3: make lower or quieter - [verb of change]

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

  • turn down the volume of a radio

Synonyms for lower in the sense of this definition

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

"He decreased his staff"

Definition 4: set lower - [verb of change]

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

  • lower a rating
  • lower expectations

Synonyms for lower in the sense of this definition

(lower is a kind of ...) lower the value or quality of

"The tear devalues the painting"

(... is a kind of lower ) lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus

(... is a kind of lower ) make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

Definition 5: cause to drop or sink - [verb of contact]

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

  • The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir

Synonyms for lower in the sense of this definition

(lower 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"

Definition 6: move something or somebody to a lower position - [verb of motion]

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

  • take down the vase from the shelf

Synonyms for lower in the sense of this definition

(lower is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of lower ) lower and bring partially inboard

"reef the sailboat's mast"

(... is a kind of lower ) lower (prices or markets)

"The glut of oil depressed gas prices"

(... is a kind of lower ) lower briefly

"She dipped her knee"

(... is a kind of lower ) lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

"She inclined her head to the student"

(lower causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

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