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1. diminish

verb. ['dɪˈmɪnɪʃ'] 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
  • wane
  • boil down
  • vanish
  • decrease
  • 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

  • diminuer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Diminish

  • semifinish
  • refinish
  • finnish
  • finish

How do you pronounce diminish?

Pronounce diminish as dɪˈmɪnɪʃ.

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How do you spell diminish? Is it deminish ?

A common misspelling of diminish is deminish

Sentences with diminish


1. Verb, base form
Corners and multiple surfaces cause sound waves to break up and diminish.

Quotes about diminish


1. A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
- C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

2. Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
- Allen Klein

3. Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.
- Joss Whedon

2. diminish

verb. ['dɪˈmɪnɪʃ'] lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • lessen
  • minify

Antonyms

  • tightness
  • dehydrate
  • tense
  • diligent

Etymology

  • diminuer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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