Add and Lessen


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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

Lessen is an antonym for add in topics: count up, accumulation, adjoin, reduce.
Nearby Words: added, adding
Antonyms for Add


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Lessen verb – To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Usage example: we lessened our efforts as it became clear they weren't having an effect

Add is an antonym for lessen in increase topic.
Nearby Words: lessening, less
Antonyms for Lessen
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Common collocations

power add power lessen power
amount add amount lessen amount
effect add effect lessen effect
time add time lessen time
Other nouns: bit, effects, weight, emphasis, damage, drama, powers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / BIT.TRIP The other games lessen the blow of this; VOID and FLUX have checkpoints you can return to, and RUNNER and FATE have shorter stages that add up to the same amount of time as the standard three stages do.
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Lessen and Add. (2016). Retrieved 2020, November 25, from
Add & Lessen. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Nov. 2020. <>.
Lessen or Add. 2016. Accessed November 25, 2020.

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