What does lessen mean?

Definitions for lessen
ˈlɛs ənlessen

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lessen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrease, diminish, lessen, fallverb

    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. decrease, lessen, minifyverb

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

  3. subside, lessenverb

    wear off or die down

    "The pain subsided"

Wiktionary

  1. lessenverb

    To make less; to diminish; to reduce.

  2. lessenverb

    To become less.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lessenadjective

    to make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen speed, rank, fortune

  2. Lessenverb

    to become less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; to be diminished; as, the apparent magnitude of objects lessens as we recede from them; his care, or his wealth, lessened

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lessen

    les′n, v.t. to make less, in any sense: to weaken: to degrade.—v.i. to become less, shrink.

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  1. lenses

  2. sensel

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lessen in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lessen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lessen in a Sentence

  1. Olga Amato:

    I think that if this virus came to teach us something, it was to teach us that we need to lessen our differences, that empathy and solidarity will stay with us forever.

  2. Edward Young:

    Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the

  3. John Mafi:

    And most important (counseling on) just leading an overall healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and getting plenty of exercise. and when they can identify all the different triggers in their life, they can make active changes that actually prevent headaches from starting, which could actually lessen the need for more tests, medications and even doctor visits.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  5. Joe Taravella:

    Dr. Joe Taravella, a licensed clinical psychologist at New York University Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation, told FoxNews.com. It’s when those fears turn into phobias that trouble begins. When we have a phobia, it's a very significant and intense fear, so, take that fear and multiply it by 100 and, it is so intense that people sometimes feel like they're having a panic attack, they're going to die. Some research has found that as many as one in 10 people suffer from a severe weather-related phobia. Experts agree that one of the best steps you can take to lessen anxiety is to make a plan — the logic being that you ca n’t change the weather, but you can change the way you react to it.

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Translations for lessen

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  • смалявам, намалявам, смалявам сеBulgarian
  • zmenšit, zmenšit seCzech
  • lleihauWelsh
  • disminuir, reducir, menguar, minuir, aminorar, menoscabarSpanish
  • csökken, csökkent, kisebbít, kisebbedikHungarian
  • պակասեցնել, պակասելArmenian
  • diminutarIdo
  • whakamimiti, whakaiti, whakaharahara, māwheMāori
  • [[reduzir]]-[[se]], diminuir, reduzirPortuguese
  • уменьшать, уменьшить, уменьшаться, уменьшитьсяRussian
  • minskaSwedish
  • зменшитиUkrainian

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