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Diminish

Diminish Meaning & Definition
Diminish Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Diminish?

[v] decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
[v] lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Diminish: belittle | decrease | fall | lessen

Related Terms | Find terms related to Diminish: abase | abash | abate | abbreviate | ablate | abrade | abridge | abstract | abuse | adjust to | allay | alleviate | allow for | alter | anesthetize | appease | assuage | attemper | attenuate | bank the fire | bate | be eaten away | belittle | benumb | blunt | boil down | box in | bring down | bring low | chasten | cheapen | circumscribe | clip | close | color | compress | condense | condition | confine | constrain | constrict | consume | consume away | contract | control | corrode | crop | crumble | crush | curtail | cushion | cut | cut back | cut down | damp | dampen | deaden | deaden the pain | debase | decline | decrease | deduct | de-emphasize | deflate | degrade | deliquesce | demean | deprecate | depreciate | depress | derogate | desiccate | detract | detract from | devalue | die away | die out | discredit | dismiss | disparage | dispraise | dive | dock | downgrade | downplay | drain | draw in | drift away | droop | drop | drop off | dry up | dull | dump | dump on | dwindle | ease | ease matters | ease off | eat away | ebb | erode | extenuate | extract | fade | fade away | fall | fall away | fall off | file away | flag | foment | give relief | gloss over | go | go away | go in | hedge | hedge about | humiliate | ignore | impair | keep within bounds | languish | lay | leach | leaven | lenify | lessen | let up | lighten | limit | lop | lower | lull | make allowance for | melt away | mince | minify | minimize | mitigate | moderate | modify | modulate | mollify | move away | move off | narrow | numb | obtund | pad | palliate | pare | peter out | pine | play down | plummet | plunge | poultice | pour balm into | pour oil on | prune | pull away | purify | put down | qualify | recede | reduce | reduce the temperature | refine | regulate by | reject | relieve | remove | restrain | restrict | retire | retreat | retrench | retrocede | roll back | rub away | run low | sag | salve | scale down | sear | season | set conditions | set down | set limits | shorten | shrink | shrivel | simplify | sink | slacken | slake | slow down | slur over | smother | snape | sober | sober down | soften | soft-pedal | soothe | stand off | step down | stifle | straiten | stupe | subduct | subdue | subside | subtract | suppress | tail off | take away | take down | take from | tame | taper | taper off | temper | thin | thin out | tone down | trip up | truncate | tune down | underplay | varnish | vitiate | wane | waste | waste away | weaken | wear | wear away | weed | whitewash | widen the distance | wilt | wind down | withdraw | wither | wizen | write off

See Also | abate | boil down | break | change magnitude | concentrate | contract | decline | decoct | decrescendo | de-escalate | deflate | depreciate | devaluate | devalue | die away | drop off | dwindle | dwindle away | dwindle down | ease off | ease up | flag | fly | go down | let up | minify | reduce | shorten | shrink | shrivel | shrivel up | slack | slack off | slacken off | taper | thin out | undervalue | vanish | wane | wither

Diminish In Webster's Dictionary

\Di*min"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diminished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diminishing}.] [Pref. di- (= L. dis-) + minish: cf. L. diminuere, F. diminuer, OE. diminuen. See {Dis-}, and {Minish}.] 1. To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opposed to {augment} or {increase}. Not diminish, but rather increase, the debt. --Barrow. 2. To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken. This doth nothing diminish their opinion. --Robynson (More's Utopia). I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations. --Ezek. xxix. 15. O thou . . . at whose sight all the stars Hide their diminished heads. --Milton. 3. (Mus.) To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh. 4. To take away; to subtract. Neither shall ye diminish aught from it. --Deut. iv. 2. {Diminished column}, one whose upper diameter is less than the lower. {Diminished}, or {Diminishing}, {scale}, a scale of gradation used in finding the different points for drawing the spiral curve of the volute. --Gwilt. {Diminishing rule} (Arch.), a board cut with a concave edge, for fixing the entasis and curvature of a shaft. {Diminishing stile} (Arch.), a stile which is narrower in one part than in another, as in many glazed doors. Syn: To decrease; lessen; abate; reduce; contract; curtail; impair; degrade. See {Decrease}.
\Di*min"ish\, v. i. To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.

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