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1. lessen

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

Synonyms

  • slow up
  • 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
  • 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

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Rhymes with Lessen

  • delicatessen
  • monessen
  • mckesson
  • presson
  • dressen
  • cresson
  • creson
  • bresson
  • yesen
  • wesson
  • lesson
  • kesten
  • kessen
  • jesson
  • jessen
  • hesson
  • chesson
  • caisson
  • besson
  • esson

Sentences with lessen


1. Verb, past participle
Affectionately known as Jewish penicillin, chicken soup does reduce congestion, lessen body pain and relieve inflammation.

2. Verb, base form
If you think you can work during school to lessen the need for loans, do so.

Quotes about lessen


1. You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

3. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

2. lessen

verb. ['ˈlɛsən'] make smaller.

Synonyms

  • bring down
  • slack
  • relax
  • slack up
  • slacken
  • alter
  • weaken
  • foreshorten
  • minimise
  • abbreviate
  • trim down
  • mitigate
  • lour
  • cut down
  • abridge
  • pare
  • change
  • cut back
  • circumscribe
  • abate
  • step down
  • diminish
  • trim
  • boil down
  • decrease
  • 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

3. lessen

verb. ['ˈlɛsən'] wear off or die down.

Synonyms

  • subside

Antonyms

  • tightness
  • dehydrate
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