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. Stendhal:

    To describe happiness is to diminish it.

  2. Steve Sprinkel:

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

  3. Sam Manna:

    This is a calculated propaganda trying to diminish our political momentum.

  4. Thomas Traherne:

    More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.

  5. Ben Carson:

    It doesn't diminish anything that he's done. I think he's done a fantastic job.

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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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