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Synonyms for decrease
dɪˈkris; ˈdi kris, dɪˈkris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down(noun)

    the act of decreasing or reducing something


  2. decrease, decrement(noun)

    the amount by which something decreases

    ballet skirt

  3. decrease, lessening, drop-off(noun)

    a change downward

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

    bundle, clump, constellate, plunk, clomp, bunch, clunk, dot, bunch up, cluster, stud, clop, flock

  4. decrease, decrement(noun)

    a process of becoming smaller or shorter

    pageant, pageantry

  5. 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"

  6. decrease, lessen, minify(verb)

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute


  1. decrease(verb)

    Of a quantity, to become smaller.

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

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. decrease(v)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. decrease(v. n.)

    diminish (gradually), lessen, grow less

  2. decrease(v. a.)

    diminish, lessen, make less

  3. decrease(n.)

    diminution, lessening, decrement, reduction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decrease(n)

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

  2. decrease(v)

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

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How to use decrease in a sentence?

  1. Cigna CEO David Cordani:

    It's going to increase choice, not decrease choice. It's going to increase affordability, not decrease affordability.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    It is not known how the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures may affect the circulation of viruses that can cause AFM, or if COVID-19 will impact the health care system's ability to promptly recognize and respond to AFM, if social distancing measures decrease circulation of enteroviruses this year, AFM cases may be fewer than expected or the outbreak may be delayed.

  3. Anthony Ambrose:

    The current drought in California has contributed to substantial tree mortality, a trend that will certainly continue into the future.Increasing temperatures will continue to stress trees and forests of the state in the future, and having the ability to periodically monitor forest conditions over large spatial scales is important, this information will be extremely useful for both public and private forestland managers in their decision-making process, e.g., for prioritizing areas for prescribed fire or mechanical thinning to reduce competition for water and decrease fire risk.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We’ll be talking about the wall and we’ll be talking about the tremendous tax decrease we will be given, we’ll be getting rid of a lot of regulations, they’re absolutely killing businesses.

  5. Al Caligiuri:

    We can communicate with them, we can answer questions, we can decrease foot traffic in the room and minimize the exposure to staff, and reduce the use of( personal protective equipment) over time.

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  • намаляване, намаление, намалявам, намалявам сеBulgarian
  • disminuir, decreixença, disminució, decréixerCatalan, Valencian
  • snížitCzech
  • verringern, Verringerung, abnehmenGerman
  • μειώνω, ελαττώνω, μειώνομαι, λιγοστεύωGreek
  • malpliigiEsperanto
  • disminuir, disminuciónSpanish
  • vähentää, lasku, laskea, vähenemäFinnish
  • diminuer, réduireFrench
  • פחת, הפחיתHebrew
  • csökkenés, csökken, csökkentHungarian
  • պակասել, փոքրանալArmenian
  • mengurangiIndonesian
  • diminutarIdo
  • diminuire, decrementare, calare, ribassare, far calare, ridurreItalian
  • 減らす, 減少, 減るJapanese
  • afnemen, verminderenDutch
  • zmniejszaćPolish
  • reduzir, redução, diminuir, diminuiçãoPortuguese
  • descrește, scădeaRomanian
  • понижаться, понижать, снижать, снизиться, уменьшение, понизить, снизить, снижение, уменьшать, уменьшиться, понизиться, уменьшить, уменьшаться, снижатьсяRussian
  • minska, minskningSwedish
  • azaltmakTurkish
  • کمیUrdu
  • hạVietnamese
  • 减少Chinese

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