Definitions for decreasedɪˈkris; ˈdi kris, dɪˈkris

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  1. decrease, lessening, drop-off(noun)

    a change downward

    "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

  2. decrease, decrement(noun)

    a process of becoming smaller or shorter

  3. decrease, decrement(noun)

    the amount by which something decreases

  4. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down(verb)

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

  5. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall(verb)

    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"

  6. decrease, lessen, minify(verb)

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

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  1. decrease(Noun)

    An amount by which a quantity is decreased.

  2. decrease(Verb)

    Of a quantity, to become smaller.

  3. decrease(Verb)

    To make (a quantity) smaller.

  4. Origin: From descreistre (French: décroître), from decrescere.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Decrease(noun)

    to grow less, -- opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December

  2. Decrease(verb)

    to cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means

  3. Decrease

    a becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength

  4. Decrease

    the wane of the moon

  5. Origin: [OE. decrees, OF. decreis, fr. decreistre. See Decrease, v.]

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  1. Decrease

    A decrease in knitting is a reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decrease' in Verbs Frequency: #823


Translations for decrease

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  • намаляване, намаление, намалявам, намалявам сеBulgarian
  • disminuir, decreixença, disminució, decréixerCatalan, Valencian
  • snížitCzech
  • verringern, Verringerung, abnehmenGerman
  • μειώνω, ελαττώνω, μειώνομαι, λιγοστεύωGreek
  • malpliigiEsperanto
  • disminuir, disminuciónSpanish
  • vähentää, lasku, laskea, vähenemäFinnish
  • diminuer, réduireFrench
  • פחת, הפחיתHebrew
  • csökkenés, csökken, csökkentHungarian
  • պակասել, փոքրանալArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • diminuire, decrementare, calare, ribassare, far calare, ridurreItalian
  • 減らす, 減少, 減るJapanese
  • afnemen, verminderenDutch
  • reduzir, redução, diminuir, diminuiçãoPortuguese
  • descrește, scădeaRomanian
  • понижаться, понижать, снижать, снизиться, уменьшение, понизить, снизить, снижение, уменьшать, уменьшиться, понизиться, уменьшить, уменьшаться, снижатьсяRussian
  • minska, minskningSwedish
  • azaltmakTurkish
  • hạVietnamese

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