HyperDic: diminish

English > 2 senses of the word diminish:
VERBchangediminish, decrease, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
changediminish, belittlelessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
diminish > pronunciation
Soundsdihmih'nihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > diminish: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningdecrease in size, extent, or range.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsdecrease, 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
Nounsdiminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
English > diminish: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaninglessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymbelittle
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishdisminuir, menospreciar, quitar importancia, rebajar
Catalandisminuir, menyspreuar, rebaixar

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