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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  

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. Sophie Dix:

    There is no evidence that pollution necessarily causes psychosis or whether this is one of many factors or acting in isolation, there is a bigger picture here, but that does not diminish the importance of these findings and the potential that comes from this.

  2. Defense James Mattis:

    He aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America's moral authority, his actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.

  3. Med Jones:

    The socioeconomic well-being theory explains that when the members of a sociopolitical system share the same economic interests and the existing system produces enough economic opportunities to meet the needs of the members, they are likely to tolerate existing differences and work together towards shared benefits. On the other hand, when the system fails to produce enough economic opportunities over a long period of time, the members of the system are likely to compete more aggressively for existing resources, causing divisions among the members to grow stronger. The degree of social cohesiveness will diminish and divisions could take different forms such as ethnic, religious and geographic conflicts and at times class warfare or civil wars. If not managed properly, such sociopolitical systems can become dysfunctional. If the dysfunction is left untreated, at a certain point it will take more energy to fix the system than to let it collapse.

  4. Stanley Weiss:

    We expect that at some time it will help diminish the spread of COVID-19, based on the assumptions that persons who are infected and recover will have protective immunity, however, with SARS, data suggested protective immunity was of limited duration. Thus, the precise temporal dynamics may prove very important. For example, there could be recurrent waves. We hope with COVID-19, but do not yet know that they wont become re-infected.

  5. Monday Judge:

    Because of the insufficient measures taken to date in Switzerland, whether they be economic or political, the average warming will not diminish nor even stabilize, it will increase, in view of this, the tribunal considers that the imminence of danger is established.


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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