Decrease and Lessen

Decrease

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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

Lessen is a synonym for decrease in reduce topic. In some cases you can use "Lessen" instead a verb "Decrease", when it comes to topics like quantity, drop, abate, relieve. popular alternative
Nearby Words: decreased, decreasing, decrement, decremented
Synonyms for Decrease

Lessen

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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

Decrease is a synonym for lessen in reduce topic. You can use "Decrease" instead a verb "Lessen", if it concerns topics such as grow less, quantity, abate, relieve. popular alternative
Nearby Words: lessening, less
Synonyms for Lessen

Common collocations

experience decrease experience lessen experience
power decrease power lessen power
amount decrease amount lessen amount
chance decrease chance lessen chance
Other nouns: odds, time, weight, effectiveness, morale, damage, losses, costs, chances.
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Lessen and Decrease. (2016). Retrieved 2021, September 17, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/decrease/lessen
Decrease & Lessen. N.p., 2016. Web. 17 Sep. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/decrease/lessen>.
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