What does diminish mean?

Definitions for diminish
dɪˈmɪn ɪʃdi·min·ish

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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.

    Etymology: From diminuer.

  2. diminish(Verb)

    To become smaller.

    Etymology: From diminuer.

  3. diminish(Verb)

    To taper.

    Etymology: From diminuer.

  4. diminish(Verb)

    To disappear gradually.

    Etymology: From diminuer.

  5. diminish(Verb)

    To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone.

    Etymology: 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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. diminish

    In a military sense, means to decrease the front of a battalion; to adopt the columns of march, or manœuvre according to the obstructions and difficulties which it meets in advancing.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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

Examples of diminish in a Sentence

  1. Jesse Hurwitz:

    Combining these data with figures from the Labor Department's employment report suggests that labor market slack continues to diminish, on balance, the data suggest labor demand held up solidly at the beginning of the third quarter.

  2. Tom Kellermann:

    You're seeing this cyber manifestation of attacks that can change, alter and diminish your physical reality, what you have in cyberspace right now is a free fire zone.

  3. London Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley:

    We have a growing Achilles heel that, if it is not tackled, will slowly diminish our ability to keep the public safe, if we are glibly creating a safe operating environment for criminals and terrorists, we are going to regret it.

  4. 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.

  5. Melissa Melewsky:

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

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Translations for diminish

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  • 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
  • 減少するJapanese
  • 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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