Lessen and Minimize


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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

Minimize is a synonym for lessen in reduce topic. In some cases you can use "Minimize" instead a verb "Lessen", when it comes to topics like diminish, lower. popular alternative
Nearby Words: lessening, less
Synonyms for Lessen


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

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

Common collocations

impact lessen impact minimize impact
stress lessen stress minimize stress
focus lessen focus minimize focus
amount lessen amount minimize amount
Other nouns: chance, effect, possibility, time, flow, effects, suffering, loss, damage, pain, losses, confusion, strife, weirdness, costs, casualties, chances, deaths, injuries, moments.
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