Synonyms of decrease


1. decrease, lessening, drop-off, change, alteration, modification

usage: a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

2. decrease, decrement, process, physical process

usage: a process of becoming smaller or shorter

3. decrease, decrement, amount

usage: the amount by which something decreases

4. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down, change of magnitude

usage: the act of decreasing or reducing something


1. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall, change magnitude

usage: 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, change, alter, modify

usage: make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

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Definition and meaning of decrease (Dictionary)