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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

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How to use lessen in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Crystal Moten:

    The idea of calling it racial bias lessens the blow, do you want to lessen the blow or do you want to eradicate racism? I want to eradicate racism.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Anything/anyone that comes your way whether good or bad, favourable or unfavourable is meant to teach you a lesson and not at all to lessen you. So, be willing and consistent to learn a lot and then wise up.

  4. Benjamin Friedman:

    Iran wants two things, to hedge on Afghanistans future by building ties on both sides of the civil war and to drive up U.S. costs to get U.S. forces off one of its borders. Geography ensures that Iran will always have an interest in Afghanistan, but Irans support for the Taliban is largely driven by antagonism with the U.S. So a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would likely lessen, if not end, Irans support for the Taliban.

  5. World Drug Report:

    Some consume tramadol for its calming, analgesic and anti-fatigue effects in order to improve intellectual, physical and working performances, and to lessen the need for sleep and decrease appetite, in farming communities, there are reports of tramadol being used by humans and fed to cattle to enable them to work under extreme conditions. Others use tramadol as a recreational drug on account of its stimulant and euphoric effects, or to improve sexual stamina.


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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