diminish (Meaning)

Wordnet

diminish (v)

decrease in size, extent, or range

lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

Webster

diminish (v. t.)

To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opposed to augment or increase.

To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.

To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.

To take away; to subtract.

Webster

diminish (v. i.)

To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.

diminish Sentence Examples

  1. The doctor prescribed medication to diminish the patient's pain.
  2. The loud music from the neighbor's house diminished as the night wore on.
  3. The value of the old car diminished significantly over the years.
  4. The company's profits diminished due to a decline in sales.
  5. The population of the city diminished as people moved away in search of better opportunities.
  6. The effects of the drought diminished as a result of heavy rainfall.
  7. The enthusiasm for the project diminished as the challenges became evident.
  8. The hopes for a peaceful resolution diminished as tensions between the parties escalated.
  9. The beauty of the flower diminished as it wilted in the heat.
  10. The chances of success diminished as the deadline approached.

FAQs About the word diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range, lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation ofTo make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opp

minimize, dismiss, denounce, deprecate, dislike, criticize, depreciate, discredit, decry, play down

glorify, laud, recommend, exalt, exalt,magnify, approve, acclaim, praise, praise

The doctor prescribed medication to diminish the patient's pain.

The loud music from the neighbor's house diminished as the night wore on.

The value of the old car diminished significantly over the years.

The company's profits diminished due to a decline in sales.