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Synonyms for decrease
dɪˈkris; ˈdi kris, dɪˈkrisde·crease

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  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 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. decreaseverb

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 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. decreaseverb

    diminish (gradually), lessen, grow less

  2. decreaseverb

    diminish, lessen, make less

  3. decreasenoun

    diminution, lessening, decrement, reduction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decreasenoun

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

  2. decreaseverb

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

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How to use decrease in a sentence?

  1. Marc LaRochelle:

    But the other thing [opioids] can do is cause central nervous system depression, and they can decrease your respiratory rate.

  2. Matos Fernandes:

    Firefighters have prepared themselves to reduce the risk of contagion but we cannot say a decrease in human resources won't happen, that's why we decided to reinforce vigilance.

  3. Carl Icahn:

    I have been an investor and supporter of Hertz( HTZ) since 2014. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 which has caused an extremely rapid and substantial decrease in travel, Hertz has encountered major financial difficulties.

  4. Van Reenen:

    [ Margaret Thatcher's ] wrong. It won't decrease inflation, it will increase inflation.

  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.

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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