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Antonyms for diminish
dɪˈmɪn ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall(verb)

    decrease in size, extent, or range

    "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:
    shine, go down, accrue, strike, devolve, flow, precipitate, settle, lessen, come down, subside, pass, descend, come, fall, return, light, belittle, hang, decrease, minify, fall down

  2. diminish, belittle(verb)

    lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    "don't belittle your colleagues"

    Synonyms:
    pick at, fall, belittle, denigrate, disparage, lessen, decrease, minimize, derogate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diminish

    The storm, the fever, the pain abates. Interest declines. Misfortunes may be mitigated, desires moderated, intense anger abated, population decreased, taxes reduced. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy, suppress a rebellion. See ALLEVIATE.

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, magnify, rage, raise, revive

    Synonyms:
    abate, decline, decrease, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

    Preposition:
    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diminish

    Antonyms:
    increase, enlarge, expand, extend, amplify, magnify

    Synonyms:
    lessen, reduce, contract, curtail, dwarf, decrease, subside, shorten, abate, retrench

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diminish(v)

    Synonyms:
    decrease, reduce, abate, lessen, contract, curtail

Editors Contribution

  1. augment

    Submitted by rinat on October 3, 2019  
  2. evolve

    cause to seem less impressive or valuable.

    the trial has aged and diminished him.

    Submitted by acronimous on October 18, 2015  

How to use diminish in a sentence?

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Hillary Clinton got what she needed in New York, a solid victory that stopped Bernie Sanders’s weeks-long winning streak … By the end of next week’s contests in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, her lead in pledged delegates in all likelihood will be insurmountable … [ By May ] turning around public perceptions will be crucial if she hopes not just to win the presidency but to be able to rally the country behind her agenda … Trump’s problems do not diminish the fact that, standing alone, Hillary Clinton looks much weaker than recent nominees … The damage to Hillary Clinton from her battle with Bernie Sanders is borne out in the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. The longer this race has gone on, the more Hillary Clinton has shown vulnerabilities. The top-line number that caught the eyes of so many analysts shows Hillary Clinton now in a dead heat with [ Bernie ] Sanders nationally — ahead of Bernie Sanders by just two percentage points, 50 to 48percent.

  2. Jackie Speier:

    We have a problem with a system that is really there to protect the accused, and to diminish the victim, and to the victims, I’ve talked to who have current cases before the Office of Compliance, it’s a nightmare what they have gone through.

  3. Rex Tillerson:

    I know change like this is really stressful for a lot of peple, there's nothing easy about it, and I don't want to diminish the challenges in any way it presents to individuals, it presents to families, it presents to organizations. All I can offer you on the other side of that equation is an opportunity to shape the future way we deliver on mission.

  4. David Cicilline:

    If you look at the size of some of the large platforms, their ability to exclude people from the platform can result in closing the business, that's sort of the most dangerous consequence of this kind of concentration is the ability to exclude rivals, put them out of business, diminish innovation, diminish entrepreneurship, diminish choices for consumers.

  5. Precious:

    When we look upon others for happiness we diminish our very existance as individuals.

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