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lower1

low·er1

lower1

 
pronunciation:
lo r
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: transitive 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, upraise
similar words:
depress, descend, dip, drop, duck, fell, sink
definition 2: to make less loud.
Lower the music.
synonyms:
mute
antonyms:
turn up
similar words:
dampen, decrease, dim, hush, modulate, quiet, soft-pedal, soften, subdue, tone down, turn down
definition 3: to make less in amount or quantity.
synonyms:
decrease, lessen, reduce
antonyms:
increase
similar words:
abate, abbreviate, bate, curtail, cut, degrade, depreciate, depress, diminish, pare, prune, shorten
definition 4: to bring to a less dignified position or state.
He refused to lower himself to their level.
synonyms:
abase, degrade, demean, downgrade, humble
antonyms:
elevate, exalt, raise
similar words:
belittle, condescend, debase, demote, pervert, reduce, stoop
definition 5: to reduce.
He lowered his expectations.
synonyms:
decrease, lessen, reduce
antonyms:
advance, boost, elevate, raise
similar words:
abbreviate, curtail, cut, deduct, depreciate, depress, devaluate, diminish, discount, pare, prune, shorten
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come down, grow less, or descend.
synonyms:
decrease, descend, drop, lessen
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
abate, diminish, dwindle, fall, light
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: comparative of low1.
antonyms:
upper
definition 2: less high in relative position, rank, or value.
synonyms:
under
antonyms:
higher, senior
similar words:
decreased, diminished, reduced, secondary, subordinate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a dental plate for the lower jaw. (Cf. upper.)
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