Definitions for diminishdɪˈmɪn ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. diminish, belittle(verb)

    lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    "don't belittle your colleagues"

Wiktionary

  1. diminish(Verb)

    To make smaller.

  2. diminish(Verb)

    To become smaller.

  3. diminish(Verb)

    To taper.

  4. diminish(Verb)

    To disappear gradually.

  5. diminish(Verb)

    To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone.

  6. Origin: From diminuer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diminish(verb)

    to make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opposed to augment or increase

  2. Diminish(verb)

    to lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken

  3. Diminish(verb)

    to make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh

  4. Diminish(verb)

    to take away; to subtract

  5. Diminish(verb)

    to become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diminish

    di-min′ish, v.t. to make less: to take a part from: to degrade.—v.i. to grow or appear less: to subside.—adj. Dimin′ishable.—p.adj. Dimin′ished, made smaller, humbled: (mus.) lessened by a half-step, as an interval.—adv. Dimin′ishingly. [Coined by adding di to the word minish, an imitation of L. diminuĕredi = dis, apart, minuĕre, to make less.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diminish' in Verbs Frequency: #903

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diminish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diminish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Sprinkel:

    I think it's a great opportunity to diminish chemicals.

  2. Precious:

    When we look upon others for happiness we diminish our very existance as individuals.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran.

  4. Melissa Melewsky:

    When you chip away at protections for the press, you diminish their ability to do their constitutionally protected job.

  5. Mahatma Gandhi:

    To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other.

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Translations for diminish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خسArabic
  • намалявам, заострям, отслабвамBulgarian
  • zmenšitCzech
  • reduzieren, schrumpfen, verringern, vermindern, abschwächen, verkleinern, schmällernGerman
  • plimalgrandiĝi, malgrandiĝi, mallarĝiĝi, maldikiĝiEsperanto
  • diminuir, disminuirSpanish
  • kaventua, pienentyä, pienentääFinnish
  • rapetisser, rétrécir, réduire, amincir, diminuerFrench
  • պակասելArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • ridurre, diminuireItalian
  • diminuo, dēdūcō, minuoLatin
  • sumažintiLithuanian
  • samazinātLatvian
  • whakamimitiMāori
  • verminderen, afnemen, verkleinen, verlagenDutch
  • diminuirPortuguese
  • huch'uiyachiy, huch'uiyay, chikachay, asllayachiyQuechua
  • уме́ньшиться, уменьша́ть, уме́ньшить, уменьша́тьсяRussian
  • minskaSwedish
  • azaltmakTurkish

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