Diminish and Extend


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Diminish verb – To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Usage example: the state's blood supplies were severely diminished by the two consecutive disasters

Extend is an antonym for diminish in topics: belittle, become or cause to be less.
Nearby Words: diminution, diminishing
Antonyms for Diminish


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Extend verb – To make longer.
Usage example: our guests from out of town extended their visit by a week

Diminish is an antonym for extend in longer topic.
Nearby Words: extended, extent, extensive, extension, extending
Antonyms for Extend
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Common collocations

ability diminish ability extend ability
power diminish power extend power
effect diminish effect extend effect
time diminish time extend time
Other nouns: reach, bit, effects, powers.
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Extend and Diminish. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 25, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/diminish/extend
Diminish & Extend. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 May. 2022. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/diminish/extend>.
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