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. Christopher Holstege:

    I think what this article really does is give us a better snapshot in the modern era of the cost associated, and when you start looking at the cost and start trying to decrease health care costs, it's good to get data like this out so that we can also look at prevention efforts.

  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. Hassan Rouhani:

    Those that have planned to decrease the prices against other countries will regret this decision, if Iran suffers from the drop in oil prices, know that other oil-producing countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will suffer more than Iran.

  4. Pierre Formenty said:

    We are also looking at where we will be in 4-6 months from now when the cases hopefully are going to decrease sharply and we will be trying to find the very last cases and notably we are going to reopen non-Ebola facilities.

  5. Faii Ong:

    We actually built a rig that simulated really bad hand tremors. We achieved a 90 % decrease in shakes. That's just the bench top test.


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
  • 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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    An antonym for "disparage"
    • A. diminish
    • B. minimize
    • C. belittle
    • D. blandish

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