1 to diminish or cause to diminish in size, number, strength, etc.
2 the act or process of diminishing; reduction
3 the amount by which something has been diminished
(C14: from Old French descreistre, from Latin decrescere to grow less, from de- + crescere to grow)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
vb abate, contract, curtail, cut down, decline, diminish, drop, dwindle, ease, fall off, lessen, lower, peter out, reduce, shrink, slacken, subside, wane
n abatement, contraction, cutback, decline, diminution, downturn, dwindling, ebb, falling off, lessening, loss, reduction, shrinkage, subsidence
, vb enlarge, expand, extend, increase
n expansion, extension, growth
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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