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Synonyms for lessen
ˈlɛs ənlessen

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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.

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

  2. decrease, lessen, minifyverb

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

    Synonyms:
    subside, decrease, minify, diminish, fall

  3. subside, lessenverb

    wear off or die down

    "The pain subsided"

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

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. lessenverb

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

  2. lessenverb

    Synonyms:
    lower, degrade

  3. lessenverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lessenverb

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

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How to use lessen in a sentence?

  1. Lawrence Yun:

    We see inventory beginning to tick up, which will lessen the intensity of multiple offers, much of the home sales growth is still occurring in the upper-end markets, while the mid - to lower-tier areas aren't seeing as much growth because there are still too few starter homes available.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  3. Raymond G. Kessler:

    In truth, attempts to regulate the civilian possession of firearms have five political functions. They (1) increase citizen reliance on government and tolerance of increased police powers and abuse; (2) help prevent opposition to the government; (3) facilitate repressive action by government and its allies; (4) lessen the pressure for major or radical reform; and (5) can be selectively enforced against those perceived to be a threat to government.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    That’s how we lessen the allure of gang life.


Translations for lessen

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  • намалявам, смалявам, смалявам сеBulgarian
  • zmenšit se, zmenšitCzech
  • lleihauWelsh
  • minuir, menoscabar, aminorar, menguar, reducir, disminuirSpanish
  • csökkent, kisebbít, kisebbedik, csökkenHungarian
  • պակասել, պակասեցնելArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • whakaiti, whakaharahara, whakamimiti, māwheMāori
  • reduzir, diminuir, [[reduzir]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • уменьшить, уменьшаться, уменьшиться, уменьшатьRussian
  • minskaSwedish
  • зменшитиUkrainian

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