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Synonyms for diminish
dɪˈmɪn ɪʃdi·min·ish

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrease, diminish, lessen, fallverb

    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, belittleverb

    lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    "don't belittle your colleagues"

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

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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. diminishverb

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

  2. diminishverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diminishverb

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

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How to use diminish in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Patton:

    (Chicago's law) doesn't diminish and impair pensions, it saves pensions, that argument has not been addressed.

  2. Taro Aso:

    It would extremely diminish the regulatory effect of what we're trying to do. That is a view expressed by various countries.

  3. 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.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    Vladimir Putin seeks to shatter NATO. Vladimir Putin aims to diminish the appeal of the Western democratic model and attempts to undermine America's moral authority.

  5. Adam Mosseri:

    In no way do I mean to diminish these issues … Some of the issues mentioned in this story aren’t necessarily widespread, but their impact on people may be huge.


Translations for diminish

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  • خسArabic
  • отслабвам, заострям, намалявамBulgarian
  • zmenšitCzech
  • vermindern, verringern, abschwächen, verkleinern, schrumpfen, reduzieren, schmällernGerman
  • maldikiĝi, malgrandiĝi, plimalgrandiĝi, mallarĝiĝiEsperanto
  • disminuir, diminuirSpanish
  • pienentää, pienentyä, kaventuaFinnish
  • diminuer, amincir, rapetisser, rétrécir, réduireFrench
  • घटानाHindi
  • պակասելArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • ridurre, diminuireItalian
  • 減少するJapanese
  • dēdūcō, diminuo, minuoLatin
  • sumažintiLithuanian
  • samazinātLatvian
  • whakamimitiMāori
  • verlagen, verkleinen, afnemen, verminderenDutch
  • diminuirPortuguese
  • huch'uiyay, chikachay, huch'uiyachiy, asllayachiyQuechua
  • уме́ньшиться, уменьша́ться, уме́ньшить, уменьша́тьRussian
  • minskaSwedish
  • azaltmakTurkish

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