HyperDic: decrease

English > 6 senses of the word decrease:
VERBchangedecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
changedecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
NOUNeventdecrease, lessening, drop-offa change downward
processdecrease, decrementa process of becoming smaller or shorter
attributedecrease, decrementthe amount by which something decreases
actdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downthe act of decreasing or reducing something
decrease > pronunciation
Soundsdihkriy's; diy'kriy.s
Rhymesaltarpiece ... Vietnamese: 37 rhymes with iys...
English > decrease: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA change downward.
Example"there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"
Synonymslessening, drop-off
NarrowerattritionA wearing down to weaken or destroy
casualtyA decrease of military personnel or equipment
dwindling, dwindling awayA becoming gradually less
shrinking, shrinkageProcess or result of becoming less or smaller
sinkingA slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
waningA gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
OppositeincreaseA change resulting in an increase / increase
Spanishaminoración, bajada, baja, caída, descenso, disminución, mengua, rebaja, reducción
Catalanbaixada, disminució, reducció
Verbsdecreasedecrease in size, extent, or range
decreasemake smaller
English > decrease: 6 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA process of becoming smaller or shorter.
Synonymdecrement
Narrowerdecay, declineA gradual decrease
decline, diminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
desensitization, desensitisationThe process of reducing sensitivity
narrowingA decrease in width
slippageA decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
wastageThe process of wasting
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Oppositeincrease, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
Spanishdisminución, reducción
Catalandisminució, reducció
Verbsdecreasedecrease in size, extent, or range
English > decrease: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe amount by which something decreases.
Synonymdecrement
Narrowerdrop, dip, fall, free fallA sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
shrinkageThe amount by which something shrinks / shrinks / shrinks
BroaderamountThe relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
Oppositeincrease, incrementThe amount by which something increases / increases
Spanishdisminución
Catalandisminució, minva
Verbsdecreasedecrease in size, extent, or range
English > decrease: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of decreasing or reducing something.
Synonymsdiminution, reduction, step-down
Narroweramortization, amortisationThe reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
contractionThe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
cutThe act of reducing the amount or number
cutbackA reduction in quantity or rate
de-escalation(war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
declassificationreduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon
deflationThe act of letting the air out of something
depletionThe act of decreasing something markedly
depreciationA decrease in price or value
devaluationThe reduction of something's value or worth
devitalization, devitalisationThe act of reducing the vitality of something
discount, price reduction, deductionThe act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
easing, easement, alleviation, reliefThe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
extenuation, mitigation, palliationTo act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
loweringThe act of causing to become less
minimization, minimisationThe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
moderation, mitigationThe action of lessening in severity or intensity
reverse split, reverse stock split, split downA decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
rollbackReducing prices back to some earlier level
shorteningAct of decreasing in length
shrinkingThe act of becoming less
subtraction, deductionThe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
tax creditA direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)
tax shelter, shelterA way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
weakeningThe act of reducing the strength of something
Broaderchange of magnitudeThe act of changing the amount or size of something
Oppositeincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
Spanishdebilitamiento, disminución, merma, reducción
Catalandecreixement, decreixença, disminució, minvament, reducció
Verbsdecreasedecrease in size, extent, or range
English > decrease: 6 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningdecrease in size, extent, or range.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"
Synonymsdiminish, lessen, fall
Entailed byscale downReduce proportionally
Narrowerabate, let up, slack off, slack, die awayBecome less in amount or intensity
boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrateBe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left
breakdiminish or discontinue abruptly
breakfall sharply
de-escalatediminish in size, scope, or intensity
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardLose velocity
decline, go down, waneGrow smaller
decrescendoGrow quieter
deflateBecome deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
depreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalueLose in value
drop offfall or diminish
dwindle, dwindle away, dwindle downBecome smaller or lose substance
ease up, ease off, slacken off, flagBecome less intense
remitdiminish or abate
shortenBecome short or shorter
shrink, contractBecome smaller or draw together
shrink, shriveldecrease in size, range, or extent
shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherwither, as with a loss of moisture
taperdiminish gradually
thin outBecome sparser
vanish, fly, vaporizedecrease rapidly and disappear
waneBecome smaller
wanedecrease in phase
weakenBecome weaker
Broaderchange magnitudechange in size or magnitude
OppositeincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishconsumirse, desmoronarse, disminuir, menguar, mermar, reducirse
Catalanatenuar, disminuir, esmorteir, minorar, mitigar, rebaixar, reduir, remetre
Nounsdecreasethe act of decreasing or reducing something
decreasethe amount by which something decreases
decreasea change downward
decreasea process of becoming smaller or shorter
English > decrease: 6 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake smaller.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He decreased his staff"
Synonymslessen, minify
Narrowerabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements
cutHave a reducing effect
de-escalate, weaken, step downReduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
diminish, belittlelessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
limit, circumscribe, confine torestrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
minimize, minimisemake small or insignificant
mitigatemake less severe or harsh
pare, pare downdecrease gradually or bit by bit
reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
reduce, boil down, concentratecook until very little liquid / liquid is left
shrink, reduceReduce in size
slack, slacken, slack up, relaxmake less active or fast
slake, abate, slackmake less active / active / active or intense
suppressReduce the incidence or severity of or stop
turn down, lower, lourmake lower or quieter
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeincreasemake bigger or more
Spanishdecrecer, disminuir, menguar, mermar, reducir
Catalandecréixer, disminuir, reduir
Nounsdecreasea change downward

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