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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 of lower inferior, junior, less, lesser, minor, smaller, subordinateWords Related to lower little, mean, small; minute, petty; jerkwater, one-horse, second-class, second-rate, two-bit; associate, auxiliary, secondary, subsidiaryNear Antonyms of lower choice, exceptional, first-class, first-rateAntonyms of lower greater, higher, major, more, primary, prime, senior, superior, superordinate

  2. 2 situated lower down this book goes on the lower shelf Synonyms of lower inferior, netherWords Related to lower lowest, nethermost; underlyingNear Antonyms of lower highest, uppermost; overhanging, overheadAntonyms of lower 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 of 1lower depress, lower, throw, throw downWords Related to 1lower flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submergeAntonyms of 1lower 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 of 1lower crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumbleWords Related to 1lower abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreatNear Antonyms of 1lower accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, waxAntonyms of 1lower 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 of 1lower abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceWords Related to 1lower 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 of 1lower blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms of 1lower 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 of 1lower 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, waneWords Related to 1lower 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 of 1lower appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms of 1lower 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 of 1lower abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, foul, humiliate, lower, shame, sink, smirch, take downWords Related to 1lower 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 of 1lower 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 of 1lower 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 of 1lower attenuate, break, cheapen, depress, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, mark down, reduce, sink, write down, write offWords Related to 1lower debase, demonetize; underestimate, underprice, underrate, undervalue; abridge, compress, contract, de-escalate, deflate, downsize, dwindle, lessen, moderate, shrinkNear Antonyms of 1lower 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 of 1lower appreciate, enhance, mark up, upgrade


lower

verb
variants: also

lour

Synonyms and Antonyms of lower

  1. 1 to take on a gloomy or forbidding look the sky lowered overhead, threatening a fierce thunderstorm Synonyms of 2lower gloom, glower, lower (also lour)Words Related to 2lower frown, scowl; glare, stare; brood, mope, pet, pout, sulk; anger, bristle, fume, rage, steam, storm; intimidate, menace, threatenAntonyms of 2lower 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 of 2lower glare, gloom, glower, lower (also lour), scowlWords Related to 2lower gape, gaze, ogle, stare; grimace, pout, sulk; growl, snarl, sneer, sniggerAntonyms of 2lower beam, grin, smile


lower

noun
variants: also

lour

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 of lower face, frown, grimace (also lour), moue, mouth, mow, mug, pout, scowl, snootWords Related to lower flinch, squinch, wince; growl, snarl; rictus, simper, smirk; scoff, sneer; glare, glower, look, stareNear Antonyms of lower grin, laugh, smile


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