Decrease and Raise


Decrease noun - The amount by which something is lessened.
Usage example: the average decrease in the price of milk was five cents per gallon

Raise is an antonym for decrease in topics: diminishing, grow less or make less.

Nearby Words: decreased, decreasing, decrement, decremented


Raise noun - Something added (as by growth).
Usage example: the school board approved a raise in the maximum family income for students qualifying for reduced-price lunches

Decrease is an antonym for raise in topics: increase, nurture, lift, motivate, increase in salary or position.

Nearby Words: raised, raising

How words are described

normal normal decrease normal raise
small small decrease small raise
massive massive decrease massive raise
large large decrease large raise
Other adjectives: slight, permanent, major, temporary, significant, sudden.

Common collocations

skill decrease skill raise skill
power decrease power raise power
strength decrease strength raise strength
value decrease value raise value
Other words: rank, price, time, level, meter, morale, defense, points, temperature, stat, stats.

Both words in one sentence

  • Hitting notes correctly will raise the meter, while missing or poorly hitting notes will decrease it.
  • Scrappy Mechanic And once you raise the rank, there is no way to decrease it.
  • Video Game / .flow To get the rust menu, you need to raise the erosion counter to 100 points/two blood splatters (which becomes annoying if you've been doing things to decrease the erosion counter beforehand), going all the way to the Parade ward, and interact with the diseased-looking child Sabitsuki in her room.
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Raise or Decrease. 2016. Accessed August 08, 2022.
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