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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

How to pronounce diminish?

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How to use diminish in a sentence?

  1. Pat Toomey:

    The waivers simply diminish the burden of this terrible mandate on the refineries least able to afford it, and therefore allow them to continue doing business.

  2. 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

  3. Melissa Melewsky:

    When you chip away at protections for the press, you diminish their ability to do their constitutionally protected job.

  4. Phoenix Fire Department:

    Yes. We make that difference because we look different than other people – but I never want to diminish the value of the time we’ve put in to our craft. The continuous training, the continuous studying. I think the connection to the community is that it’s sometimes easier to approach me because I look like your mom or someone in the community. So, I think the approachability factor is different and, I think, an added benefit. when you’re riding on big red and you’re going on calls, being a woman on the call you bring a whole different element.

  5. Jean Asselborn:

    We have to try to create conditions to reassure our citizens that all we are doing in these negotiations will not diminish or dilute the competencies of the parliaments, or the governments and that we will stick to high standards on both sides concerning he rights of the consumers ... labor standards and environmental standards, it's a bumpy road ahead, but ... I think there is on both sides the political will to find the best outcome.


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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