diminish: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-min'ish), [key]
- to make or cause to seem smaller, less, less important, etc.; lessen; reduce.
- to give (a column) a form tapering inward from bottom to top.
- to make (an interval) smaller by a chromatic half step than the corresponding perfect or minor interval.
- to detract from the authority, honor, stature, or reputation of; disparage.
- to lessen; decrease.
- diminish (Thesaurus)