Amplify and Decrease


Amplify verb - To make greater in size, amount, or number.
Usage example: the number of blood volunteers was significantly amplified by the promise of thank-you gifts to donors

Decrease is an antonym for amplify in topics: expand, increase in size or effect.


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

Amplify is an antonym for decrease.

Nearby Words: decreased, decreasing, decrement, decremented

Common collocations

energy amplify energy decrease energy
power amplify power decrease power
force amplify force decrease force
strength amplify strength decrease strength
Other words: attack, size, volume, effectiveness, frustration, times, abilities.
Cite this Source
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Decrease or Amplify. 2016. Accessed May 28, 2023.
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