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English[]

Pronunciation[]

  • (verb) enPR: dĭkrēs', IPA: /dɪˈkriːs/, SAMPA: /dI"kri:s/
  • (noun) enPR: dē'krēs, IPA: /ˈdiːkriːs/, SAMPA: /"di:kri:s/
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  • Rhymes: -iːs

Etymology[]

From Old French descreistre (French: décroître), from Latin decrescere.

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Decrease

Third person singular
decreas

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Decrease (third-person singular simple present decreas, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) Of a quantity, to become smaller.
  2. (transitive) To make (a quantity) smaller.

Synonyms[]

  • (become smaller): drop, fall, go down, plummet (rapidly), plunge (rapidly), reduce, shrink, sink
  • (make smaller): abate, cut, decrement, lower, reduce

Antonyms[]

  • (become larger): go up, grow, increase, rise, soar (rapidly), shoot up (rapidly)
  • (make larger): increase, increment, raise, up (informal)

Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Decrease

Plural
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Decrease ({{{1}}})

  1. An amount by which a quantity is decreased.

Synonyms[]

  • (amount by which a quantity is decreased): cut, decrement, drop, fall, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage

Antonyms[]

  • (amount by which a quantity is decreased): gain, increase, increment, raise (US, of pay), rise

Translations[]

ar:decrease de:decrease et:decrease fa:decrease fr:decrease ko:decrease io:decrease id:decrease it:decrease kn:decrease kk:decrease lo:decrease hu:decrease ml:decrease nl:decrease ja:decrease pl:decrease pt:decrease ru:decrease simple:decrease fi:decrease sv:decrease ta:decrease te:decrease th:decrease vi:decrease zh:decrease

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