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diminish as in decrease in size, extent, or range
  • "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"
  • "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"
  • "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"
  • "his voice fell to a whisper"


  • decreasedecrease in size, extent, or range; make smaller; a change downward; a process of becoming smaller or shorter ; the amount by which something decreases ; the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • lessendecrease in size, extent, or range; make smaller; wear off or die down
  • fallthe season when the leaves fall from the trees; a sudden drop from an upright position; the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; a downward slope or bend ; a lapse into sin; a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; a movement downward; the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); the time of day immediately following sunset; when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat ; a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; come under, be classified or included; fall from clouds; suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; die, as in battle or in a hunt; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; be captured; occur at a specified time or place; decrease in size, extent, or range; yield to temptation or sin; lose office or power; to be given by assignment or distribution; move in a specified direction; be due; lose one's chastity; to be given by right or inheritance; come into the possession of; fall to somebody by assignment or lot; be inherited by; slope downward; lose an upright position suddenly; drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; fall or flow in a certain way; assume a disappointed or sad expression; be cast down; come out; be born, used chiefly of lambs; begin vigorously; go as if by falling; come as if by falling
diminish as in lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
  • "don't belittle your colleagues"


  • belittlecause to seem less serious; express a negative opinion of; lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of