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lower1

low·er1

lower1

 
 
pronunciation:
lo r
parts of speech:
verb, adjective
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part of speech: verb
inflections: lowered, lowering, lowers
definition 1: to cause to move to a position below; let down.
Lower the boat into the water.
antonyms:
elevate, heighten, lift, raise
similar words:
depress, descend, dip, drop, duck, fell, sink
definition 2: to make less in amount or quantity.
The shop lowered the price of flowers before Mother's Day.
synonyms:
decrease, lessen, reduce
antonyms:
increase
similar words:
abate, abbreviate, cut, degrade, depress, diminish, pare, prune, shorten
definition 3: to make less loud.
Please lower your voice in the library.
synonyms:
mute
similar words:
dampen, decrease, dim, hush, quiet, soften, tone down
definition 4: to come down, grow less, or descend.
The price of milk lowered during the sale.
synonyms:
decrease, descend, drop, lessen
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
abate, diminish, dwindle, fall
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: comparative of low.
The oak trees were planted lower on the hill than the pine trees.
antonyms:
upper
definition 2: not as high in position, rank, or value.
The private is lower in rank than the sergeant.
synonyms:
under
antonyms:
higher, senior
similar words:
decreased, diminished, reduced, secondary, subordinate
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