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diminish


diminish

verb

Definition of DIMINISH

1
to express scornfully one's low opinion of <tends to diminish any rival's accomplishments with snide remarks>
Antonyms acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise
2
to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent <the state's blood supplies were severely diminished by the two consecutive disasters>
3
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <the sound of the train diminished as our distance from it increased>
Related Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate

February 26, 2015
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Tending to find fault and raise objections
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