Decrease and Minimize


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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

Minimize is a synonym for decrease in reduce topic. In some cases you can use "Minimize" instead a verb "Decrease".
Nearby Words: decreased, decreasing, decrement, decremented
Synonyms for Decrease


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Minimize verb – Make small or insignificant.
Usage example: Let's minimize the risk

Decrease is a synonym for minimize in reduce topic. You can use "Decrease" instead a verb "Minimize", if it concerns topics such as keep down, underrate.
Nearby Words: minimise, minimum, minimal, minimization, minimizing
Synonyms for Minimize

Common collocations

value decrease value minimize value
amount decrease amount minimize amount
chance decrease chance minimize chance
number decrease number minimize number
Other nouns: time, size, damage, danger, threat, losses, risk, costs, numbers, points, chances, accents.
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