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decrease

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of decrease

  1. the amount by which something is lessened the average decrease in the price of milk was five cents per gallon Synonyms of decrease abatement, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, loss, reduction, shrinkage, step-down Words Related to decrease deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shortening Near Antonyms of decrease accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturn Antonyms of decrease boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise, step-up, uptick


decrease

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of decrease

  1. 1 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent workers decreased the volume of water flowing through the pipes in order to prevent an overflow Synonyms of decrease abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduce Words Related to decrease 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, qualify Near Antonyms of decrease blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redouble Antonyms of decrease aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise

  2. 2 to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually the force of the wind slowly decreased until the flowers were standing upright again Synonyms of decrease 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, wane Words Related to decrease 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 Near Antonyms of decrease appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthen Antonyms of decrease accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax


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