Synonyms containing grow or become less

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Grow

Grow

grō, v.i. to become enlarged by a natural process: to advance towards maturity: to increase in size: to develop: to become greater in any way: to extend: to improve: to pass from one state to another: to become.—v.t. to cause to grow: to cultivate:—pa.t. grew (grōō); pa.p. grown.—ns. Grow′er; Grow′ing; Growth, a growing: gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product.—Grow on, to gain in the estimation of; Grow out of, to issue from, result from: to pass beyond in development, to give up; Grow to, to advance to; Grow together, to become united by growth; Grow up, to advance in growth, become full-grown; to take root, spring up. [A.S. grówan; Ice. gróa; conn. with green.]

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Swell

Swell

swel, v.i. to grow larger: to expand: to rise into waves: to heave: to be inflated: to bulge out: to grow louder: to be bombastic, to strut: to become elated, arrogant, or angry: to grow upon the view: to grow more violent: to grow louder, as a note.—v.t. to increase the size of: to aggravate: to increase the sound of: to raise to arrogance: to augment the sound of:—pa.p. swelled or swollen (swōln).—n. act of swelling: a bulge or protuberance: increase in size: an increase and a succeeding decrease in the volume of a tone: a gradual rise of ground: a wave or billow or succession of them in one direction, as after a storm: a distinct set of pipes in an organ, enclosed in a case furnished with movable shutters which being more or less opened by means of a pedal, produce a swell of sound: (geol.) an upward protrusion of strata from whose central region the beds dip quaquaversally at a low angle: a strutting foppish fellow, a dandy.—adj. fashionable.—n. Swell′dom, the fashionable world generally.—adj. Swell′ing (B.), inflated, proud, haughty.—n. protuberance: a tumour: a rising, as of passion: (B.) inflation by pride.—adj. Swell′ish, foppish, dandified.—ns. Swell′-mob, well-dressed pickpockets collectively; Swell′-mobs′man, a well-dressed pickpocket. [A.S. swellan; Ger. schwellen.]

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

ALLAY

ALLAY

If you allay someone's fears or doubts, you stop them feeling afraid or doubtful.If you allay a strong emotion felt by someone, such as fear or worry, you cause them to feel it less or to feel calm again;if you allay feelings such as fears, worries, or doubts, you make someone feel less afraid, worried, or full of doubt;to make a negative emotion less strong or a problem less difficult;To make less severe or more bearable:alleviate, assuage, comfort, ease, lessen, lighten, mitigate, palliate, relieve. to subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : ALLEVIATE;to make quiet:CALM;help, mollify,soothe;lessen the intensity of or calm:still, relieve;satisfy (thirst),quench, slake, assuage.To make or become calm:balm, becalm, calm (down), lull, quiet, settle, still, tranquilize.relax, smooth,check, moderate, dull, diminish, compose, soften, blunt,appease, quell,pacify,to put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest; to abate.

— Editors Contribution

ALLAY

ALLAY

If you allay someone's fears or doubts, you stop them feeling afraid or doubtful.If you allay a strong emotion felt by someone, such as fear or worry, you cause them to feel it less or to feel calm again;if you allay feelings such as fears, worries, or doubts, you make someone feel less afraid, worried, or full of doubt;to make a negative emotion less strong or a problem less difficult;To make less severe or more bearable:alleviate, assuage, comfort, ease, lessen, lighten, mitigate, palliate, relieve. to subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : ALLEVIATE;to make quiet:CALM;help, mollify,soothe;lessen the intensity of or calm:still, relieve;satisfy (thirst),quench, slake, assuage.To make or become calm:balm, becalm, calm (down), lull, quiet, settle, still, tranquilize.relax, smooth,check, moderate, dull, diminish, compose, soften, blunt,appease, quell,pacify,to put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest; to abate.

— Editors Contribution

relent

relent

To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, or cruel; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion.

— Wiktionary

Relent

Relent

to become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, cruel, or the like; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion

— Webster Dictionary

Less and More

Less and More

Less meat, more vegetables, Less sugar, more fruits, Less drive, more walk, Less worry, more sleep, Less anger, more laughter.

— Editors Contribution

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Brighten

Brighten

to grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful

— Webster Dictionary

loosen up

relax, loosen up

become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

— Princeton's WordNet

relax

relax, loosen up

become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

— Princeton's WordNet

Soften

Soften

to make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality

— Webster Dictionary

Grow

Grow

to cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco

— Webster Dictionary

Relax

Relax

rē-laks′, v.t. to loosen one thing away from another: to slacken: to make less close, tense, or rigid: to make less severe: to relieve from attention or effort: to divert: to open or loosen, as the bowels: to make languid.—v.i. to become less close: to become less severe: to attend less.—adj. Relax′able.—ns. Relax′ant, a relaxing medicine; Relaxā′tion, act of relaxing: state of being relaxed: remission of application: unbending: looseness.—adj. Relax′ative. [Fr.,—L. relaxāre, -ātumre-, away from, laxāre, to loosen—laxus, loose.]

— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Gram-Negative Aerobic Rods and Cocci

Gram-Negative Aerobic Rods and Cocci

A group of gram-negative bacteria consisting of rod- and coccus-shaped cells. They are both aerobic (able to grow under an air atmosphere) and microaerophilic (grow better in low concentrations of oxygen) under nitrogen-fixing conditions but, when supplied with a source of fixed nitrogen, they grow as aerobes.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

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Which of the following terms is an antonym of "miserable"?
  • A. comfy
  • B. pathetic
  • C. misfortunate
  • D. measly