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- 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. diminish, belittle, decrease, lessen, minify
- usage: lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
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