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Synonyms for decrease
dɪˈkris; ˈdi kris, dɪˈkrisde·crease

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. decreasenoun

    Of a quantity, to become smaller.

    abate, shrink, decrement, cut, lower, go down, reduce, plummet, sink, shrinkage, drop, reduction, fall, lowering, loss, plunge

    gain, grow, up, rise, soar, go up, raise, increment, increase, shoot up

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. decrease

    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.

    abate, decline, diminish, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

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

    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decreaseverb

    diminish, lessen, subside, abate, lower, decline, retrench, curtail, reduce, wane

    increase, grow, amplify, expand, augment, extend, enlarge

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. decrease, lessening, drop-offnoun

    a change downward

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

    drop, falloff, lessening, falling off, slack, slump, reduction, decrement, cliff, drop-off, step-down, diminution

    increase, step-up, increment, growth

  2. decrease, decrementnoun

    a process of becoming smaller or shorter

    decrement, drop-off, reduction, diminution, step-down, lessening

    step-up, growth, increase, increment

  3. decrease, decrementnoun

    the amount by which something decreases

    decrement, drop-off, reduction, diminution, step-down, lessening

    step-up, increase, increment, growth

  4. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-downverb

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

    reducing, lessening, simplification, reduction, decrement, drop-off, step-down, decline, diminution

    step-up, increase, growth, increment

  5. decrease, diminish, lessen, fallverb

    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"

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

    step-up, increase, increment, growth

  6. decrease, lessen, minifyverb

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

    subside, minify, lessen, diminish, fall

    growth, increase, increment, step-up

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deleveraging

    because deleveraging means to reduce, bring down or pay off something.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  
  2. downregulation


    some genes downregulate inflammation

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decreaseverb

    diminish (gradually), lessen, grow less

  2. decreaseverb

    diminish, lessen, make less

  3. decreasenoun

    diminution, lessening, decrement, reduction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decreasenoun

    decrement, diminution, reduction, decline, depreciation, abatement, subsidence

  2. decreaseverb

    diminish, reduce, dwindle, subside, depreciate, abate, wane

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes


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How to use decrease in a sentence?

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    As one's gifts increase, his friends decrease.

  2. Bruce Lee:

    It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

  3. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 1 scene 1:

    If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt.

  4. Mike Ryan:

    The interruption of outbreak response has led to a decrease in over 50% of alerts, a collapse in vaccination, a decrease in contact tracing, ebola was retreating and now it is likely to resurge.

  5. Matt Bershadker:

    Bershadker said. A dog fostered and then adopted during COVID-19 pandemic. With regardto adoption, Bershadker noted the ASPCA saw an initial spike in adoptions in March when the pandemic began, but saw numbers slowly start to plateau or decrease due to shelter closures and the slow nature of virtual adoption as quarantine progressed. This is partly due to the fact that, out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 crisis across New York City, we closed the ASPCA Adoption Center to the public and worked hard to move the majority of the animals in our care into foster homes, Bershadker explained. LAW ENFORCEMENT CHAPLAIN, THERAPY DOG CARE FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The Humane Society has experienced similar trends. Weve definitely had an increased interest in adoptions, said Christina Hill, communications director for the Humane Society. But the virtual adoption process takes much longer to complete than our standard pre-COVID process. We also stopped intake, like many shelters have, at the recommendation of national veterinary and sheltering groups, and fewer in equals fewer out. A cat currently available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. During the week of March 7, around when the COVID-19 crisis began in the U.S., there were 17,930 pet adoptions. The week of May 2, there were 11,938 pet adoptions, showing about a 33 percent decrease in adoptions from the start of the pandemic to this month. Butthe percentage of pets entering foster care is up. There were 32,962 pets in foster care the week of March 7, and as of May 8, there were 47,856 --a 45 percent increase. PUPPIES FROM GEORGIA ANIMAL SHELTER VISIT AQUARIUM DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN Jane Chiavelli is one quarantiner who decided this was the time to foster a dog. Ive grown up with dogs, and since Im working from home right now, I wanted to do something good and different, Chiavelli said. She decided to foster her dog, Gus, at the start of April, about one month into quarantine. Jane Chiavelli and her dog, Gus, who she fostered before adopting during COVID-19 pandemic.br I sent in an application to English Springer Rescue America and had a phone interview. Normally they come to inspect your house, but given social distancing, I sent pictures of my apartment and dog park. They matched me with Gus to foster, and I drove to [South Carolina]to pick him up, Chiavelli said. After a few weeks quarantining with Gus, she knew she had to adopt. I realized how perfect he was for me and couldnt imagine giving him up, she said. CAN PETS COME DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS? Chiavelli said, based on her experience, she encourages everyone to foster pets and consider adoption. Do it, she said. I think its a great opportunity to do something good, and also an opportunity to have some nice company. A cat adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelters across the country have implemented innovative solutions to make situations like Chiavellis possible, while ensuring the safety of their staff, animals, and communities. Many animal shelters have been leaning on technology to facilitate online adoptions to continue safely moving dogs and cats out of the shelter and into homes.

Translations for decrease

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  • намалявам, намалявам се, намаляване, намалениеBulgarian
  • decreixença, disminució, decréixer, disminuirCatalan, Valencian
  • snížitCzech
  • verringern, Verringerung, abnehmenGerman
  • ελαττώνω, μειώνομαι, μειώνω, λιγοστεύωGreek
  • malpliigiEsperanto
  • disminución, disminuirSpanish
  • lasku, vähentää, laskea, vähenemäFinnish
  • diminuer, réduireFrench
  • הפחית, פחתHebrew
  • csökkenés, csökken, csökkentHungarian
  • փոքրանալ, պակասելArmenian
  • mengurangiIndonesian
  • diminutarIdo
  • ribassare, calare, far calare, decrementare, diminuire, ridurreItalian
  • 減少, 減らす, 減るJapanese
  • verminderen, afnemenDutch
  • zmniejszaćPolish
  • redução, reduzir, diminuir, diminuiçãoPortuguese
  • descrește, scădeaRomanian
  • снижение, снижаться, уменьшаться, понижаться, уменьшить, понижать, снижать, снизиться, понизиться, уменьшение, понизить, уменьшиться, снизить, уменьшатьRussian
  • minska, minskningSwedish
  • azaltmakTurkish
  • کمیUrdu
  • hạVietnamese
  • 减少Chinese

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