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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. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  2. United States:

    There's a lot of trade and economic flow between January Taiwan and The US as well as investment and trade with China, we have to make sure that we can lessen the impact of any kind of uncertainty on Taiwan's economy.

  3. Jonathan Green:

    Targeting the earliest risk markers of autism, such as lack of attention or reduced social interest or engagement, during the first year of life may lessen the development of these symptoms later.

  4. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    There's nobody who's engaging in this national conversation other than me who's used these tools, what they talk about is theoretical, what I talk about is actual and that's a big difference. And I don't think there is anything that we should be doing to lessen our ability to protect the homeland.

  5. Andy Pekosz:

    We also need to realize case numbers are one of the things that [are] driving the likelihood of this virus acquiring mutations that make it more transmissible, if it’s a 1 in a million chance, we’ve let the dice roll 900,000 times because we haven’t been able to control cases out there. Controlling case numbers is going to be the most critical thing we do to lessen the likelihood of more variants.

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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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