What are some alternative words for decrease?

Synonyms for decrease
dɪˈkris; ˈdi kris, dɪˈkris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

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

    Antonyms:
    increase, step-up, increment, growth

  2. decrease, decrement(noun)

    a process of becoming smaller or shorter

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

    Antonyms:
    step-up, growth, increase, increment

  3. decrease, decrement(noun)

    the amount by which something decreases

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

    Antonyms:
    step-up, increase, increment, growth

  4. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down(verb)

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

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

    Antonyms:
    step-up, increase, growth, increment

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    step-up, increase, increment, growth

  6. decrease, lessen, minify(verb)

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

    Synonyms:
    subside, minify, lessen, diminish, fall

    Antonyms:
    growth, increase, increment, step-up

Wiktionary

  1. decrease(verb)

    Of a quantity, to become smaller.

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

    Antonyms:
    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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decrease(v)

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

    Antonyms:
    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

    reduces

    some genes downregulate inflammation

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decrease(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    diminish (gradually), lessen, grow less

  2. decrease(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    diminish, lessen, make less

  3. decrease(n.)

    Synonyms:
    diminution, lessening, decrement, reduction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decrease(n)

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

  2. decrease(v)

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. DECREASE

    Synonyms:
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How to use decrease in a sentence?

  1. Emily Horne:

    The decrease reflects the combined effects of battlefield deaths, desertions, internal disciplinary actions, recruiting shortfalls, and difficulties that foreign fighters face traveling to Syria.

  2. Christian Dalsgaard:

    If you don't [exercise] your muscles will decrease within 20 to 30 days and you won't walk when you return.

  3. Lynn Fisher:

    Credit availability decreased over the month driven primarily by a decrease in availability of conventional conforming loan offerings.

  4. Deputy Foreign Minister Szu-chien Hsu:

    Xi Jinping is to disrupt us and undermine our credibility and decrease our citizens' trust in government.

  5. Christine Laine:

    To be honest with our patients and the public, we shouldn't be making recommendations that sound like they're based on solid evidence, there may be lots of reasons to decrease meat in your diet, but if you're decreasing it to improve your health, we don't have a lot of strong evidence to support that.


Translations for decrease

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • 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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