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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 for "diminish":

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

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How to use diminish in a sentence?

  1. Lukman Otunuga:

    Heightened political risk at home coupled with Brexit uncertainty may prompt the BOE to repeatedly delay monetary policy normalization in 2018, if expectations continue to diminish over the central bank raising UK interest rates, sterling is at risk of experiencing heavy losses down the road.

  2. 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.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    So three years ago, in Syria, there were a lot of options available to us, but this administration stood back from all of those options. And when you fail to lead, what happens over time is your options diminish and situations worsen.

  4. Mahatma Gandhi:

    To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other.

  5. Billie Jean King:

    The pursuit of equality is a marathon not a sprint, and this lawsuit has generated a meaningful conversation about the treatment of women in sports, one ruling does not diminish its impact.


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
  • घटानाHindi
  • 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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