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lower

adjective

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1 having not so great importance or rank as another
  • a lower position in the company

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2 situated lower down
  • this book goes on the lower shelf

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lower

verb (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of lower (Entry 2 of 4)

1 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally
  • workmen slowly lowered the heavy statue into place

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2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • prices of the new type of televisions lowered considerably as competition and sales increased

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3 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent
  • decided to lower his career ambitions to something more achievable

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6 to diminish the price or value of
  • over time, inflation lowers incomes and savings in terms of actual buying power

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lower

verb (2)
variants: also lour

Synonyms & Antonyms of lower (Entry 3 of 4)

1 to take on a gloomy or forbidding look
  • the sky lowered overhead, threatening a fierce thunderstorm

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2 to look with anger or disapproval
  • the motorist lowered at the jerk who had cut in front of her

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lower

noun
variants: also lour

Synonyms & Antonyms of lower (Entry 4 of 4)

a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval
  • he turned to see the scornful lower on her face

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The first known use of lower was in the 13th century

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“Lower.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lower. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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