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decrease

de·crease

decrease

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dih kris
inflections: decreased, decreases, decreasing
definition 1: to become less or smaller.
The price of gas decreased.Her interest in television has decreased since she started reading.
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synonyms:
abate, diminish, fall, lessen
antonyms:
accumulate, amplify, build, expand, grow, increase, mount, rise, strengthen, swell
similar words:
contract, decline, die away, die down, drop, drop off, dwindle, ease off, ease up, ebb, fade, let up, lower, shrink, sink, subside, taper, wane, weaken, wind down
definition 2: to cause to become less.
She decreased her spending at expensive stores.
synonyms:
diminish, lessen, lower, reduce
antonyms:
amplify, augment, increase, swell
similar words:
abate, contract, cut, pare, shorten, shrink, taper off
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: di kris
definition 1: the act of becoming less or smaller.
We are hoping for a decrease in gas prices.
synonyms:
diminishment, lessening, reduction
antonyms:
growth
similar words:
cut, loss, lowering
definition 2: the amount by which something becomes less.
The store offered a ten percent decrease in prices.
synonyms:
decline, drop
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
cut, ebb, fall, loss
derivation: decreasingly (adv.)