- Homophone Note, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||transitive verb & intransitive verb
||lessened, lessening, lessens
||to become or make smaller in degree, amount, or size.
- abate, bate, decrease, diminish, lower, reduce, subside
- similar words:
- abridge, cool, decline, deduct, dwindle, ebb, fall, let up, lighten, minimize, mitigate, moderate, prune, remit, shrink, wane
||allay, alleviate, ameliorate, assuage, break, buff, buffer, chill, deaden, deplete, depress, detract, diminish, dock, fall off, impair, mitigate, modify, mollify, narrow, pare, quiet, recede, relax, relent, relieve, shade, shrivel, sink, soothe, still, take, weaken
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sound alike but have different meanings.
The word lessen
contains the following part:
that means to cause to be or become or have
More about this word part:
The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.