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, 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. decrease, lessen, minify(verb)

    make smaller

    "He decreased his staff"

  3. subside, lessen(verb)

    wear off or die down

    "The pain subsided"

Wiktionary

  1. lessen(Verb)

    To make less; to diminish; to reduce.

  2. lessen(Verb)

    To become less.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lessen(adj)

    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. Lessen(verb)

    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.

Anagrams for lessen »

  1. lenses

  2. sensel

How to pronounce lessen?

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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. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    After intensive negotiations and painful compromises, we all agreed to an extensive reform package, my advice is that it (the package) is implemented with determination and on the other hand, Europe should not lessen the help that Greece still needs.

  2. James Lawler:

    This estimation is just that, an estimation, however it is based upon the best epidemiological modeling and opinion of experts in pandemics and respiratory viral disease. This estimation assumes no attempt to lessen the outbreak, so there is the potential for these numbers to be altered somewhat by following public health recommendations like social distancing, avoiding large gatherings and practicing good hand hygiene.

  3. John Mafi:

    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. Raymond G. Kessler:

    In truth, attempts to regulate the civilian possession of firearms have five political functions. They (1) increase citizen reliance on government and tolerance of increased police powers and abuse; (2) help prevent opposition to the government; (3) facilitate repressive action by government and its allies; (4) lessen the pressure for major or radical reform; and (5) can be selectively enforced against those perceived to be a threat to government.

  5. Kate Beaver:

    These symptoms tend to lessen or go away over treatment time, seizure during treatment is the most serious known risk of TMS, and only a very few cases of seizure have been reported. There is little evidence of risk of seizures using TMS the way it is used for depression.

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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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