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Synonyms for lessen
ˈlɛs ən

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

  2. decrease, lessen, minify(verb)

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

    Synonyms:
    subside, decrease, minify, diminish, fall

  3. subside, lessen(verb)

    wear off or die down

    "The pain subsided"

    Synonyms:
    fall, settle, minify, diminish, sink, decrease, subside

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lessen

    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, diminish, ebb, 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. deleveraging

    because deleveraging means to reduce, bring down or pay off something.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lessen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    diminish, decrease, reduce, abate, abridge, make less

  2. lessen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lower, degrade

  3. lessen(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decrease, diminish, abate, dwindle, shrink, be reduced

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lessen(v)

    Synonyms:
    reduce, diminish, minify, depreciate, minimize, decrease, mitigate, abate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lessen":

    reduce, mitigate, alleviate, diminish, decrease, ease, reducing, minimize, relieve, attenuate, mitigating, lighten

How to pronounce lessen?

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How to use lessen in a sentence?

  1. Susan Collins:

    My fervent hope is that Judge Kavanaugh will work to lessen the divisions in The Supreme Court so we have far fewer 5-4 decisions and so that public confidence in our judiciary and our highest court is restored.

  2. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    After intensive negotiations and painful compromises, we all agreed to an extensive reform package, my advice is that it (the package) is implemented with determination and on the other hand, Europe should not lessen the help that Greece still needs.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  4. Kate Beaver:

    These symptoms tend to lessen or go away over treatment time, seizure during treatment is the most serious known risk of TMS, and only a very few cases of seizure have been reported. There is little evidence of risk of seizures using TMS the way it is used for depression.

  5. Robert Southey:

    No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.


Translations for lessen

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  • смалявам, намалявам, смалявам сеBulgarian
  • zmenšit, zmenšit seCzech
  • lleihauWelsh
  • disminuir, reducir, menguar, minuir, aminorar, menoscabarSpanish
  • csökken, csökkent, kisebbít, kisebbedikHungarian
  • պակասեցնել, պակասելArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • whakamimiti, whakaiti, whakaharahara, māwheMāori
  • [[reduzir]]-[[se]], diminuir, reduzirPortuguese
  • уменьшать, уменьшить, уменьшаться, уменьшитьсяRussian
  • minskaSwedish
  • зменшитиUkrainian

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