What are some alternative words for decrease?

Synonyms for decreasedɪˈkris; ˈdi kris, dɪˈkris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrease, lessening, drop-off(noun)

    a change downward

    "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

    drop, falloff, lessening, falling off, slack, decrease, slump, reduction, decrement, cliff, drop-off, step-down, diminution

    increase, step-up, increment, growth

  2. decrease, decrement(noun)

    a process of becoming smaller or shorter

    decrease, decrement, drop-off, reduction, diminution, step-down, lessening

    step-up, growth, increase, increment

  3. decrease, decrement(noun)

    the amount by which something decreases

    decrease, decrement, drop-off, reduction, diminution, step-down, lessening

    step-up, increase, increment, growth

  4. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down(verb)

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

    reducing, lessening, simplification, decrease, reduction, decrement, drop-off, step-down, decline, diminution

    step-up, increase, growth, increment

  5. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall(verb)

    decrease in size, extent, or range

    "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

    shine, go down, accrue, diminish, strike, devolve, flow, precipitate, settle, lessen, come down, subside, pass, descend, come, fall, return, light, belittle, hang, decrease, minify, fall down

    step-up, increase, increment, growth

  6. decrease, lessen, minify(verb)

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

    subside, decrease, minify, lessen, diminish, fall

    growth, increase, increment, step-up


  1. decrease(verb)

    Of a quantity, to become smaller.

    loss, cut, lowering, fall, reduction, drop, decrement, shrinkage, shrink, lower, go down, reduce, plummet, sink, plunge, abate

    raise, gain, rise, increase, increment, shoot up, go up, soar, up, grow

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decrease

    The storm, the fever, the pain abates. Interest declines. Misfortunes may be mitigated, desires moderated, intense anger abated, population decreased, taxes reduced. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy, suppress a rebellion. See ALLEVIATE.

    abate, decline, diminish, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, magnify, rage, raise, revive

    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decrease(v. n.)

    diminish (gradually), lessen, grow less

  2. decrease(v. a.)

    diminish, lessen, make less

  3. decrease(n.)

    diminution, lessening, decrement, reduction

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Translations for decrease

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • намаляване, намаление, намалявам, намалявам сеBulgarian
  • disminuir, decreixença, disminució, decréixerCatalan, Valencian
  • snížitCzech
  • verringern, Verringerung, abnehmenGerman
  • μειώνω, ελαττώνω, μειώνομαι, λιγοστεύωGreek
  • malpliigiEsperanto
  • disminuir, disminuciónSpanish
  • vähentää, lasku, laskea, vähenemäFinnish
  • diminuer, réduireFrench
  • פחת, הפחיתHebrew
  • csökkenés, csökken, csökkentHungarian
  • պակասել, փոքրանալArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • diminuire, decrementare, calare, ribassare, far calare, ridurreItalian
  • 減らす, 減少, 減るJapanese
  • afnemen, verminderenDutch
  • zmniejszaćPolish
  • reduzir, redução, diminuir, diminuiçãoPortuguese
  • descrește, scădeaRomanian
  • понижаться, понижать, снижать, снизиться, уменьшение, понизить, снизить, снижение, уменьшать, уменьшиться, понизиться, уменьшить, уменьшаться, снижатьсяRussian
  • minska, minskningSwedish
  • azaltmakTurkish
  • کمیUrdu
  • hạVietnamese
  • 减少Chinese

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