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"
a process of becoming smaller or shorter
the amount by which something decreases
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down(verb)
the act of decreasing or reducing something
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"
decrease, lessen, minify(verb)
"He decreased his staff"
An amount by which a quantity is decreased.
Of a quantity, to become smaller.
To make (a quantity) smaller.
Origin: From descreistre (French: décroître), from decrescere.
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
to cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means
a becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength
the wane of the moon
Origin: [OE. decrees, OF. decreis, fr. decreistre. See Decrease, v.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-krēs′, v.i. to become less: to be diminished by degrees in size or power.—v.t. to make less: to lessen gradually.—n. a growing less: loss.—adv. Decreas′ingly. [O. Fr. decrois, a decrease—L. descrescĕre—de, from, crescĕre, to grow.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'decrease' in Verbs Frequency: #823
The numerical value of decrease in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of decrease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
As one's gifts increase, his friends decrease.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
It's going to increase choice, not decrease choice. It's going to increase affordability, not decrease affordability.
This study provides some new evidence that watching TV after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer may decrease overall survival as well as survival associated with colon cancer diagnosis.
We have started to explore the extent to which interventions that can decrease the amount of drug consumed can have benefits to the individual, it would be valuable to decrease the amount of drug consumed.
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Translations for decrease
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- намаляване, намаление, намалявам, намалявам сеBulgarian
- disminuir, decreixença, disminució, decréixerCatalan, Valencian
- verringern, Verringerung, abnehmenGerman
- μειώνω, ελαττώνω, μειώνομαι, λιγοστεύωGreek
- disminuir, disminuciónSpanish
- vähentää, lasku, laskea, vähenemäFinnish
- diminuer, réduireFrench
- פחת, הפחיתHebrew
- csökkenés, csökken, csökkentHungarian
- պակասել, փոքրանալArmenian
- 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
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