Synonyms for decrease

Synonyms for (noun) decrease

Synonyms: decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

Definition: the act of decreasing or reducing something

Similar words: change of magnitude

Definition: the act of changing the amount or size of something


Synonyms: decrease, decrement

Definition: the amount by which something decreases

Similar words: amount

Definition: the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

Usage: an adequate amount of food for four people


Synonyms: decrease, drop-off, lessening

Definition: a change downward

Usage: there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided; there was a sharp drop-off in sales

Similar words: change, modification, alteration

Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago


Synonyms: decrease, decrement

Definition: a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Similar words: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

Synonyms for (verb) decrease

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, 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