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lower

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lower

  1. 1 having not so great importance or rank as another <a lower position in the company> Synonyms inferior, junior, less, lesser, minor, smaller, subordinateRelated Words little, mean, small; minute, petty; jerkwater, one-horse, second-class, second-rate, two-bit; associate, auxiliary, secondary, subsidiaryNear Antonyms choice, exceptional, first-class, first-rateAntonyms greater, higher, major, more, primary, prime, senior, superior, superordinate

  2. 2 situated lower down <this book goes on the lower shelf> Synonyms inferior, netherRelated Words lowest, nethermost; underlyingNear Antonyms highest, uppermost; overhanging, overheadAntonyms higher, superior, upper




lower

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lower

  1. 1 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally <workmen slowly lowered the heavy statue into place> Synonyms depress, lower, throw, throw downRelated Words flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submergeAntonyms lift, pick up, raise

  2. 2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly <prices of the new type of televisions lowered considerably as competition and sales increased> Synonyms crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumbleRelated Words abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreatNear Antonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, waxAntonyms arise, ascend, lift, mount, rise, soar, spike, up

  3. 3 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent <decided to lower his career ambitions to something more achievable> Synonyms abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise

  4. 4 to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <the noise of the jet engine lowered as the plane disappeared in the distance> Synonyms abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneRelated 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, deflateNear Antonyms appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax

  5. 5 to reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes <how could you lower yourself by passing off someone else's work as your own?> Synonyms abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, foul, humiliate, lower, shame, sink, smirch, take downRelated Words abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; belittle, castigate, criticize, cry down, decry, depreciate, detract, diminish, discount, disparage, minimize, put down, ridicule, write off; bad-mouth, defame, defile, libel, malign, slander; affront, insult; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobateNear Antonyms acclaim, applaud, boast, celebrate, cheer, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate, eulogize, extol (also extoll), fete (or fête), hail, honor, laud, praise, salute, tout; acknowledge, recognize; highlight, play up, spotlight; dignify, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnify; advance, boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; idealize, romanticizeAntonyms aggrandize, canonize, deify, elevate, exalt

  6. 6 to diminish the price or value of <over time, inflation lowers incomes and savings in terms of actual buying power> Synonyms attenuate, break, cheapen, depress, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, mark down, reduce, sink, write down, write offRelated Words debase, demonetize; underestimate, underprice, underrate, undervalue; abridge, compress, contract, de-escalate, deflate, downsize, dwindle, lessen, moderate, shrinkNear Antonyms bloat, blow up, inflate; overestimate, overprice, overrate, overvalue; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, compound, dilate, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, heighten, increase, maximize, multiply, raise, swell, upAntonyms appreciate, enhance, mark up, upgrade




lower

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lower

  1. 1 to take on a gloomy or forbidding look <the sky lowered overhead, threatening a fierce thunderstorm> Synonyms gloom, glower, lower (also lour)Related Words frown, scowl; glare, stare; brood, mope, pet, pout, sulk; anger, bristle, fume, rage, steam, storm; intimidate, menace, threatenAntonyms brighten, cheer (up), lighten, perk (up)

  2. 2 to look with anger or disapproval <the motorist lowered at the jerk who had cut in front of her> Synonyms glare, gloom, glower, lower (also lour), scowlRelated Words gape, gaze, ogle, stare; grimace, pout, sulk; growl, snarl, sneer, sniggerAntonyms beam, grin, smile



Variants of lower

also lour

lower

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lower

  1. a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval <he turned to see the scornful lower on her face> Synonyms face, frown, grimace (also lour), moue, mouth, mow, mug, pout, scowl, snootRelated Words flinch, squinch, wince; growl, snarl; rictus, simper, smirk; scoff, sneer; glare, glower, look, stareNear Antonyms grin, laugh, smile



Variants of lower

also lour

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