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1. decrease

verb. ['dɪˈkriːs, ˈdiːˌkriːs'] decrease in size, extent, or range.

Synonyms

  • slow up
  • lessen
  • decrescendo
  • weaken
  • slacken off
  • slack off
  • dwindle
  • slow down
  • retard
  • deflate
  • undervalue
  • drop off
  • vaporize
  • ease off
  • decelerate
  • abate
  • depreciate
  • slow
  • diminish
  • wane
  • boil down
  • vanish
  • change magnitude
  • concentrate
  • fall
  • de-escalate
  • reduce
  • dwindle down
  • die away
  • contract
  • shrivel
  • ease up
  • taper
  • shrivel up
  • decoct
  • decline
  • let up
  • shrink
  • go down
  • devaluate
  • remit
  • devalue
  • thin out
  • wither
  • dwindle away
  • fly
  • break
  • flag
  • shorten

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • stretch
  • increase
  • expand
  • appreciate
  • lengthen
  • strengthen
  • crescendo

Etymology

  • descreistre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • decrescere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Decrease

  • increase

Example sentences of the word decrease


1. Verb, base form
Ask your lab partners if they think recycling paper could decrease the immensity of the waste stream.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Pruning too late in the season can result in a decrease in flowers next year.

Quotes containing the word decrease


1. It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
- Bruce Lee

2. Religion (dharma) is decrease in kashay (anger, pride, deceit and greed) and increase of kashay is irreligion (adharma). When Kashay goes away (completely) is the religion of the Self (Soul).
- Dada Bhagwan

2. decrease

noun. ['dɪˈkriːs, ˈdiːˌkriːs'] a change downward.

Synonyms

  • alteration
  • shrinkage
  • waning
  • dwindling away
  • lessening
  • casualty
  • change
  • modification
  • dwindling
  • sinking
  • shrinking
  • drop-off

Antonyms

  • waxing
  • stiffen
  • running
  • rush

Etymology

  • descreistre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • decrescere (Latin)

3. decrease

verb. ['dɪˈkriːs, ˈdiːˌkriːs'] make smaller.

Synonyms

  • bring down
  • slack
  • relax
  • slack up
  • slacken
  • alter
  • lessen
  • weaken
  • foreshorten
  • minimise
  • abbreviate
  • trim down
  • mitigate
  • lour
  • cut down
  • abridge
  • pare
  • change
  • cut back
  • circumscribe
  • abate
  • step down
  • diminish
  • trim
  • boil down
  • contract
  • de-escalate
  • confine
  • concentrate
  • reduce
  • minify
  • cut
  • lower
  • shrink
  • belittle
  • pare down
  • turn down
  • limit
  • modify
  • suppress
  • slake
  • minimize
  • shorten

Antonyms

  • maximize
  • increase
  • expand
  • escalate

Etymology

  • descreistre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • decrescere (Latin)

4. decrease

noun. ['dɪˈkriːs, ˈdiːˌkriːs'] a process of becoming smaller or shorter.

Synonyms

  • slippage
  • decline
  • desensitization
  • narrowing
  • process
  • physical process
  • decrement
  • desensitisation
  • diminution
  • wastage

Antonyms

  • increment
  • increase
  • increasing
  • loudness

Etymology

  • descreistre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • decrescere (Latin)

5. decrease

noun. ['dɪˈkriːs, ˈdiːˌkriːs'] the act of decreasing or reducing something.

Synonyms

  • deduction
  • devitalization
  • shortening
  • step-down
  • de-escalation
  • moderation
  • reverse stock split
  • depreciation
  • split down
  • amortization
  • minimization
  • mitigation
  • minimisation
  • weakening
  • extenuation
  • price reduction
  • reverse split
  • declassification
  • tax credit
  • change of magnitude
  • discount
  • devitalisation
  • devaluation
  • reduction
  • amortisation
  • rollback
  • contraction
  • alleviation
  • cut
  • shelter
  • relief
  • shrinking
  • easing
  • easement
  • tax shelter
  • diminution
  • deflation
  • subtraction
  • lowering
  • palliation
  • depletion

Antonyms

  • appreciation
  • classification
  • inflation
  • expansion
  • addition
  • increase
  • maximization

Etymology

  • descreistre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • decrescere (Latin)

6. decrease

noun. ['dɪˈkriːs, ˈdiːˌkriːs'] the amount by which something decreases.

Synonyms

  • amount
  • fall
  • decrement
  • dip
  • free fall
  • drop

Antonyms

  • tightness
  • dehydrate
  • tense
  • diligent

Etymology

  • descreistre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • decrescere (Latin)
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