Add and Diminish


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

Diminish is an antonym for add in topics: count up, accumulation, adjoin, reduce.

Nearby Words: added, adding


Diminish verb - To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Usage example: the state's blood supplies were severely diminished by the two consecutive disasters

Add is an antonym for diminish in increase topic.

Nearby Words: diminution, diminishing

Common collocations

sense add sense diminish sense
ability add ability diminish ability
power add power diminish power
point add point diminish point
Other words: effect, time, fact, level, bit, effects, nothing, drama, numbers, powers, abilities.
Cite this Source
Diminish and Add. (2016). Retrieved 2023, May 29, from
Add & Diminish. N.p., 2016. Web. 29 May. 2023. <>.
Diminish or Add. 2016. Accessed May 29, 2023.
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