Synonyms for (verb) lessen

Synonyms: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Similar words: change magnitude

Definition: change in size or magnitude


Synonyms: lessen, subside

Definition: wear off or die down

Usage: The pain subsided

Similar words: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days


Synonyms: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue