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Synonyms for lessenˈlɛs ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. decrease, lessen, minify(verb)

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

    Synonyms:
    subside, decrease, minify, lessen, diminish, fall

  3. subside, lessen(verb)

    wear off or die down

    "The pain subsided"

    Synonyms:
    fall, settle, minify, diminish, lessen, sink, decrease, subside

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lessen

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abate, decline, decrease, diminish, ebb, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

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

    Preposition:
    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lessen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    diminish, decrease, reduce, abate, abridge, make less

  2. lessen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lower, degrade

  3. lessen(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decrease, diminish, abate, dwindle, shrink, be reduced


Translations for lessen

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • смалявам, намалявам, смалявам сеBulgarian
  • zmenšit, zmenšit seCzech
  • lleihauWelsh
  • disminuir, reducir, menguar, minuir, aminorar, menoscabarSpanish
  • csökken, csökkent, kisebbít, kisebbedikHungarian
  • պակասեցնել, պակասելArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • whakamimiti, whakaiti, whakaharahara, māwheMāori
  • [[reduzir]]-[[se]], diminuir, reduzirPortuguese
  • уменьшать, уменьшить, уменьшаться, уменьшитьсяRussian
  • minskaSwedish
  • зменшитиUkrainian

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