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Synonyms for diminish
dɪˈmɪn ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, strike, devolve, flow, precipitate, settle, lessen, come down, subside, pass, descend, come, fall, return, light, belittle, hang, decrease, minify, fall down

  2. diminish, belittle(verb)

    lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    "don't belittle your colleagues"

    Synonyms:
    pick at, fall, belittle, denigrate, disparage, lessen, decrease, minimize, derogate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diminish

    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, decrease, 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. diminish

    Synonyms:
    lessen, reduce, contract, curtail, dwarf, decrease, subside, shorten, abate, retrench

    Antonyms:
    increase, enlarge, expand, extend, amplify, magnify

Editors Contribution

  1. shrinkinate

    the process of diminishing

    that man is being shrinkinated

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  
  2. complete

    makes complete thought

    Submitted by anonymous on September 29, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diminish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, decrease, abate, reduce, make smaller

  2. diminish(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decrease, lessen, abate, subside, grow or become less, be reduced

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diminish(v)

    Synonyms:
    decrease, reduce, abate, lessen, contract, curtail

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    reduce, decrease, weaken, lessen, decline, mitigate, reducing, undermine, minimize, lower

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How to use diminish in a sentence?

  1. Anomymous:

    As we become spiritually enlightened and technologically advanced, the role of sex and gender can only diminish. Sex will be a thing of dark ages

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is not enough to have a light; it must be shared with others! For the darkness to diminish, we must eagerly share the truth!

  3. Jonny Fine:

    When polling data starts to come out after the conventions and through the summer weeks, that will potentially diminish risk taking in the market place - likely as we move into later September, that's why we will see robust issuance in the next two to three weeks, as many issuers want to avoid being in the midst of a potentially volatile September or October.

  4. Scott Walker:

    Despite all the hype and hysteria out there, these bills do nothing to fundamentally diminish executive authority, the bottom line is the new governor will continue to be one of the most powerful chief executives in the country.

  5. Thomas Traherne:

    More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.


Translations for diminish

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  • خسArabic
  • намалявам, заострям, отслабвамBulgarian
  • zmenšitCzech
  • reduzieren, schrumpfen, verringern, vermindern, abschwächen, verkleinern, schmällernGerman
  • plimalgrandiĝi, malgrandiĝi, mallarĝiĝi, maldikiĝiEsperanto
  • diminuir, disminuirSpanish
  • kaventua, pienentyä, pienentääFinnish
  • rapetisser, rétrécir, réduire, amincir, diminuerFrench
  • պակասելArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • ridurre, diminuireItalian
  • 減少するJapanese
  • diminuo, dēdūcō, minuoLatin
  • sumažintiLithuanian
  • samazinātLatvian
  • whakamimitiMāori
  • verminderen, afnemen, verkleinen, verlagenDutch
  • diminuirPortuguese
  • huch'uiyachiy, huch'uiyay, chikachay, asllayachiyQuechua
  • уме́ньшиться, уменьша́ть, уме́ньшить, уменьша́тьсяRussian
  • minskaSwedish
  • azaltmakTurkish

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