Decrease and Grow


Decrease verb - To grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually.
Usage example: the force of the wind slowly decreased until the flowers were standing upright again

Grow is an antonym for decrease in topics: increase, grow less or make less.

Nearby Words: decreased, decreasing, decrement, decremented


Grow verb - To look after or assist the growth of by labor and care.

Decrease is an antonym for grow in topics: develop, evolve.

Nearby Words: growth, growing, grown, grower

Common collocations

power decrease power grow power
time decrease time grow time
size decrease size grow size
population decrease population grow population
Other words: times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Thrawn figures out a way around it in the same novel, using lizards that can push away the Force to protect against the clone madness and dramatically decrease the time to grow them even further.
  • Manga / High School Exciting Story: Tough No matter who or what it is, their strength will decrease as they grow older.
  • Nerf In the sequel, however, support effects need time to grow to their full potential like any other stat does, meaning Compso is available in one of the game's first areas, and only starts out offering a 9% or so decrease.
    Source: Nerf
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