Add and Decrease


Add verb - To join (something) to a mass, quantity, or number so as to bring about an overall increase.
Usage example: add another cup of flour to the mixture

Decrease is an antonym for add in topics: accumulation, adjoin.

Nearby Words: added, adding


Decrease verb - To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Usage example: workers decreased the volume of water flowing through the pipes in order to prevent an overflow

Add is an antonym for decrease in grow less or make less topic.

Nearby Words: decreased, decreasing, decrement, decremented

Common collocations

power add power decrease power
amount add amount decrease amount
number add number decrease number
time add time decrease time
Other words: level, difficulty, weight, damage, numbers, realism, points, abilities.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain There are many more acts that decrease Demon Points/give Heroism than add Demon Points, and they're generally a lot easier to accomplish.
  • Video Game / Legionwood The AP system also allows you to add to and decrease your stats at any time by reassigning AP.
  • To add insult to injury, the enemy's EXP values decrease with each level, like many other games in the series.
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