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1. lower

verb. ['ˈloʊɝ'] move something or somebody to a lower position.

Synonyms

  • descend
  • bring down
  • go down
  • depress
  • take down
  • incline
  • fall
  • come down
  • dip
  • get down
  • reef
  • displace
  • move

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • be born
  • vernal equinox

Etymology

  • lowren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lower

  • thrower
  • stower
  • schroer
  • grower
  • groer
  • cloer
  • broer
  • sower
  • rower
  • roher
  • poer
  • mower
  • knower
  • goer
  • dougher
  • bowar

How do you pronounce lower?

Pronounce lower as loʊər.

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Example sentences of the word lower


1. Adjective, comparative
Turn the light fixture body counterclockwise and gently lower it until you can see the wires.

Quotes containing the word lower


1. A mathematical formula for happiness:Reality divided by Expectations.There were two ways to be happy:improve your reality or lower your expectations.
- Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

2. I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.
- Bill Watterson

3. I am always sad, I think. Perhaps this signifies that I am not sad at all, because sadness is something lower than your normal disposition, and I am always the same thing. Perhaps I am the only person in the world, then, who never becomes sad. Perhaps I am lucky.
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

2. upper-lower-class

adjective. occupying the upper part of the lower class.

Synonyms

  • low-class

Antonyms

  • upper-class
  • noble

3. lower-case_letter

noun. the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case.

Synonyms

  • grapheme
  • graphic symbol
  • lowercase
  • character
  • minuscule

Antonyms

  • superscript
  • subscript
  • lowercase
  • majuscule

4. lower-class

adjective. occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society.

Synonyms

  • upper-lower-class
  • lowborn
  • working-class
  • blue-collar
  • position
  • low-class
  • proletarian
  • wage-earning
  • status
  • propertyless

Antonyms

  • middle-class
  • upper-class
  • white-collar
  • skilled

5. lower-middle-class

adjective. occupying the lower part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society.

Antonyms

  • upper-class

6. lower

verb. ['ˈloʊɝ'] set lower.

Synonyms

  • lour
  • subdue
  • devalue
  • derate

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • natural depression
  • indispose
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • lowren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lower

verb. ['ˈloʊɝ'] make lower or quieter.

Synonyms

  • turn down
  • decrease
  • lessen
  • minify

Antonyms

  • encourage
  • elate
  • strengthen
  • humanize

Etymology

  • lowren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lower

noun. ['ˈloʊɝ'] the lower of two berths.

Synonyms

  • built in bed
  • bunk
  • lower berth

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • float
  • refrain
  • thicken

Etymology

  • lowren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. lower

verb. ['ˈloʊɝ'] look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval.

Synonyms

  • grimace
  • frown
  • lour
  • pull a face
  • glower
  • scowl

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • lengthen
  • leave
  • win

Etymology

  • lowren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. lower

verb. ['ˈloʊɝ'] cause to drop or sink.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • expand
  • appreciate
  • crescendo
  • gain

Etymology

  • lowren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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