Đồng nghĩa của lessen

Alternative for lessen

lessens, lessened, lessening

Trái nghĩa: increase, raise,

Verb

To diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
decrease diminish abate dwindle decline moderate shrink contract subside fall ebb fade grow less let up lighten wane drop drop off ease erode recede relent remit slacken taper off attenuate ease off get less grow smaller tail off de-escalate desist die down die off drop away flag lower pall quieten sink taper weaken come down go down nosedive peter out plummet slump waste away abridge amputate blur clip close crop cut drain drain away fall away impair minify phase down ratchet down soft-pedal thin become smaller cut back roll back slack up slow down wind down die away die out take the bite out take the sting out reduce fall off disappear wither plunge deteriorate fail melt away relax droop decay depreciate evaporate come to an end vanish degenerate ease up go downhill fade away descend soften shrivel dip slack off languish slacken off crumble fizzle out downsize wear off wilt crash dissolve regress dive sag stop alleviate collapse quell end trail off cease mitigate tumble waste become less go away go trail slide deplete downscale terminate decrement disperse take a nosedive lag minimize emaciate curtail calm down grow faint die wear away grow dim dim retrograde get smaller nose-dive withdraw minimise dissipate temper lapse deflate slow cool off dry up rachet down narrow melt run low slip atrophy curb check disintegrate condense settle run out restrain quiet shorten hit the floor calm depress devaluate constrict pass go into a tailspin settle down clear finish dent dull subdue bate crater wear down narrow down halt slack skid worsen faint relapse become weaker evanesce make smaller give out rot come to nothing devolve knock down go through the floor break down get lower rebate compress fade out take a dive come to a halt release lull pass away quieten down falter lose edge make less retire abbreviate devalue grow weaker squeeze trail away thin out still give way cool totter lose slope downturn become weak decelerate slake tire retrogress fall short return vitiate fall steeply pare down succumb come to a stop backslide fall sharply take a header level off break up draw to a close cave in be no more become lower drop rapidly disimprove be reduced get worse tone down go down the toilet hit the skids die on vine go to rack and ruin go to the pack go to pot go to the dogs go down the tubes slash modify cut down tail away loose minimalize be forgotten ebb away grow allay assuage relieve lose strength lose intensity clear up disengage slim wrinkle mollify rescind shape elongate modulate decimate peter loosen minish sink into oblivion disappear slowly blow over flow away dampen fall through pine weary concentrate truncate telescope extenuate retrench incline downwards slant down slope down tilt downwards give in drop down retreat phase out thin down run dry wizen mummify be on the way out go downwards impoverish cripple debase tremble limp make less active close out lose courage fall down straiten unlax coast become less intense lose its effect lose its effectiveness infrigidate freeze freshen ally frost retrocede compact be gone dispel turn down slim down fall back pull out back away drop back tighten chill out cool it grow worse lose spirit elapse discontinue constringe capsule capsulize cease to be exit become obsolete move away go back die away or out die away or down determine expire quit conclude take a turn for the worse deprave revert corrupt corrode go to pieces come apart at seams scrimp make narrower become extinct perish back retract depart move back molder dilapidate moulder take in lose ground dematerialize fly flee back off move further off gutter get narrower become narrower etiolate cease to exist disappear from the face of the earth break off wind up dead-end leave off wink out go dead pack in draw away draw back flow back hush fold deliquesce grow feeble pass off rarefy evanish poop out vanish into thin air fag out tucker out become less loud become unimportant grow weak drag cheapen buckle scatter spoil flop be giving up the ghost be about to die become moribund have one foot in the grave be breathing one's last be approaching death be on one's deathbed be slipping away be in extremis pale be at death's door be on one's last legs fall to pieces become dilapidated run to seed pejorate go to seed bow out hit rock bottom reach depths fall into disrepair come apart at the seams lose significance decrease in importance pale into insignificance lose value fold up decrease in value decline in price hit the dirt tip over lose lustre grow dull be precipitated become less dense become less in number become less numerous clear out shrivel up sicken leave go into a decline wear out drop out of sight vaporize hang conk out desiccate disassemble parch diffuse be destroyed bedim vaporise darken become limp become emaciated age be abandoned wither away be neglected be disregarded be lost to view recede from view be dispelled be lost to sight make less intense melt into thin air make faint pass into oblivion set fizzle stall malfunction break pack up peak dehydrate dehumidify swag loll give up dry pine away decompose weather disband squander banish become unproductive grow barren grow sterile volatilize drive away numb end gradually blast blight be engulfed unmake be invisible become invisible spread become shrunken be used up cease to yield become marcescent become enfeebled become debilitated become stale boil away bend dangle become indistinct become vague become blurred come to a halt end come to a an end break into pieces bow go missing disappear from sight be lost be exterminated become shadowy become confused stoop hang down be wiped out mute drape go south be done for cease to be known leave no trace come to naught sling slouch suspend lop lean make dim become flaccid have a relapse suffer a relapse get ill again get worse again tucker long hunger make less bright tire out let down hanker yearn teeter ail brood despond knock out go soft vanish from sight pass from sight cease to be visible vanish off the face of the earth

Verb

To make or become less
reduce decrease ease lower minimise minimize moderate relax diminish narrow allay alleviate assuage attenuate blunt curtail deaden dull erode palliate weaken check dampen de-escalate depress dilute make less make smaller mitigate soften abate degrade dent deplete discount downscale downsize drop dwindle impair mollify prune tame temper abridge dial down lighten slash tone down truncate knock down pare down take the edge off wind down relieve soothe cut curb cut down quell calm cut back restrain cushion subdue stifle trim suppress cool limit slim down shrink appease quiet damp still muffle smother mark down scale down help modify depreciate quieten lull slacken restrict mute undermine qualify contract lenify slow tranquilize control pacify extenuate tranquillize make cutbacks in downgrade retrench devaluate sap pare damp down numb compose axe bring down sink quench shorten whittle down deflate taper ax placate repress break decrement roll back devalue settle cheapen hold back contain ameliorate slake cut back on inhibit absorb salami-slice retard buffer clip modulate sweeten ease off shave comfort step down take the sting out ebb stop overcome extinguish thin write off smooth gentle benumb silence destroy hinder tail off regulate cripple stay adjust loosen defuse anaesthetize run down mellow take the bite out anesthetize put a damper on rationalize turn down sate cut off write down salve consume let up remit let up on hush disempower minify remove satisfy constrict cauterize slack decline enfeeble dispel debilitate rationalise squelch soft-pedal slow down loose throw cold water on deduct disable cauterise wear away take down water down arrest take off waste pour cold water on wear down cure pour oil on halt play down put an end to put down make reductions in wane ease up on exhaust dam stem subtract peter out empty block release blanket couch staunch adulterate enervate economize on squash stanch wreck ruin vitiate dissipate delay banish spoil taper off paralyse dim crumble eliminate drop off heal dry up bolster debase detain quash untighten handicap trim back trim down devour undervalue tire decelerate pad chill out commute pipe down revise tighten impede buttress devalorize dock make weaker obstruct disintegrate take disburden facilitate free rebate knock off put damper on improve cut down on rein stall put the lid on kill nurse paralyze deteriorate succor vary cool out hold up set back resolve change shift hamper prevent decay make nice postpone take away choke off transmogrify switch revamp keep down dampen down phase down round down doctor keep back interrupt aid assist succour console solace scale back get rid of mire retardate whittle away obtund phase out break up loiter choke waste away tune down interfere with eat away take a load off balm bog down rein in detract from subside ration scale something down diffuse spare take the edge off sth mask address satiate pillow whittle euphemize devitalize etiolate slenderize blur calm down settle down dip chill excuse restraint make fewer muzzle fill surfeit discourage rarefy offset gratify becalm lullaby reduce the force of deter dulcify subvert foreshorten hebetate desensitise desensitize demote downplay abbreviate dash keep it down decrease the volume extend lace sophisticate ratchet down nose dive put a stop to prostrate gruntle reduce punishment withstand oppose resist treat muddy up admix stamp out retrench on fix up reduce greatly dismiss slim invalidate take pressure off mince make less strict make less formal mar insulate seclude take the heat off guard stabilize keep to a minimum keep at a minimum refresh relaxed cloud take sting out patch things up delete confine omit worsen fall lay off soak up drive away chase away put to rest square drive off chop crop compress attend protect against cause to fall condense lower in price simmer down hold in reconcile dispose ease up make up demilitarise save neutralise rescue recover stabilise neutralize demilitarize thin out fine tune make reasonable lessen the impact of soften the impact of reduce the impact of reduce the effect of reduce something lop off lop bring to a standstill rob from make lighter subjugate lower in value remedy nourish balance attune sugarcoat defend against shield against brighten monkey around with withdraw play up to cut short concentrate shear economize soften up harsh rise above counteract economise safeguard against bridle constrain corrode amortise cast down harmonize punctuate take the bite out of take the sting out of rehabilitate make better prettify amortize drain liss take from disencumber levitate upraise uplight jettison eradicate unload unburden mess up master set tone tune govern expend smooth out clear the air take the heat make light of bring respite to debit abstract clog brake strike off eat gnaw spend crush bring an end to bring aid to make bearable make something bearable bring aid take load off incapacitate stun frustrate etherize chloroform KO drown unnerve stupefy injure freeze gas deprive dope inflect encumber abrade evacuate use up withhold minus allow bate make less intense lick defer reduce weight put off throw out pour out budget cut roll down trim away milk slow up hamstring amend fine-tune alter adapt harmonise tweak reduce by take out decrease by knock out lay out dissolve weather quieten down keep a lid on clamp down on crack down on keep the lid on hold in check get under control nip in the bud slap down snuff out keep in check cheer forward disengage relent simplify meliorate promote speed expedite lift further put back put to sleep draw back nibble rot fret trammel cumber burn bleed put out of order scrape away hang up close off down hesitate loaf back off falter crimp throw a monkey wrench in the works of baulk bog balk baffle bring to screeching halt shut off shut down dawdle put a brake on throw a spanner in the works of flag poke fetter stunt suck dry impoverish bankrupt run interference for clear the way speed up make easier attend to open the door scour grind down eat away at bite bite at finish draw down draw squander play out lag chip away at eat into gnaw away at procrastinate embog reef wash up eat up dig into back-water hit the brakes lose speed put the brakes on lose steam let down flaps get in the way of keep waiting anchor it

Verb

To decrease the value, character, or quality of
corrupt degrade debase pervert subvert vitiate warp deprave demean poison cheapen debauch deteriorate abase demoralise demoralize bastardise bastardize profane prostitute canker pollute defile lower contaminate devalue foul brutalize bestialize brutalise taint disgrace undermine smirch chasten humble shame desecrate embitter sully damage harm abuse spoil ruin depreciate sink make degenerate lead astray bemean take down cast down humiliate adulterate violate blight distort misuse blemish demote reduce discredit impair betray mar dilute infect weaken mortify injure belittle dishonor dishonour waste disparage despoil mudsling drag down diminish lower the status of confound twist seduce bend skew stoop descend downgrade depress soil mongrelize denigrate influence rot alloy crawl colour bias subjugate prejudice consume rust inflict reduce in value worsen dump on hurt turn bring down jaundice tarnish lower someone's status lower someone's dignity reduce in quality bring low envenom corrode sour deface ravage disfigure deform color misemploy misapply pull down go bad scourge animalize sore stain ulcer squander go to hell sell sacrifice live in the gutter sell out cripple be untrue to oneself waste away blacken debilitate devaluate voodoo scorn befoul hoodoo curse blaspheme revile darn vice cuss tar trash mock flame swear drag through the mud reduce the status of treat with disrespect put double whammy on commit sacrilege be evil talk dirty commit sin do wrong dehumanize desensitize destroy dehumanise slam decry detract pan desensitise derogate bring shame to shoot down tear down run down cut down to size put down take down a peg cut down embarrass abash crush deflate subdue smear discomfit show up make someone eat crow take down a peg or two put someone in their place squash own blot put to shame make someone eat humble pie defame chagrin stigmatize break snub stigmatise make a fool of slander undervalue besmear quash flatten ridicule cause to lose face reflect badly on bring into disrepute make ashamed show in a bad light settle someone's hash give a black eye discipline besmirch restrain slur discountenance declass expose mark down confuse reproach bump set back revert disfavor attaint libel disfavour disconcert drag through the mire bring shame upon give a bad name put in a bad light bring shame on give a bad name to get the better of have the last laugh on take the wind out of someone's sails deign condescend lower in rank lower in status disconsider disoblige brand lure demolish relegate minimize minimise bring dishonour to bring discredit to cow make uncomfortable make someone feel ashamed cast a slur dismiss curb make lose face scandalize blacken the name of let down take apart beat down silence overcome upset squelch tame abandon one's principles spot attenuate succumb put away strike dumb disregard deride disrespect scandalise soften reduce to the ranks kick downstairs bust control pop one's balloon make eat dirt put one away write off take to bits take to pieces afflict check repress bring down a peg make one feel small cut to the quick lose face force to eat humble pie disrate write down tar and feather lower oneself demean yourself lower yourself debase oneself be reduced demean oneself debase yourself decrease devalorize demerit bench deny suppress put in your place disappoint be reduced to annoy punish affront rattle faze fluster displease nonplus vex horrify appal appall harass worry put someone to shame get one's comeuppance take the wind out get under control blister wither rip vanquish downplay vilify malign play down calumniate put out of countenance cause to feel small censure insult compromise disesteem cast aspersions on do a hatchet job on detract from ruin the reputation of pooh-pooh bring into disfavour destroy someone's credibility damage someone's reputation blacken someone's name

Verb

To make less
degrade diminish discredit lower minimise minimize reduce belittle devalue humble play down make light of understate de-emphasize underrate undervalue downplay trivialize misprize minify weaken trivialise underestimate gloss over brush aside depreciate soft-pedal moderate sell short soften discount downgrade underemphasize detract shrug off rate too low mitigate do an injustice to hold cheap not do justice to cheapen deprecate whitewash deemphasize take away from undermine disparage talk down set little store by tone down temper decrease qualify underplay extenuate derogate defame vilipend detract from disesteem pooh-pooh be wrong about make little of think too little of set no store by palliate undersell demean misjudge disregard underrepresent despise underprize underprice look down on decry fail to appreciate set too little store by denigrate modulate restrain miscalculate deflate knock miscarry slight put down not do justice devaluate attach little importance to give little weight to think nothing of give a lower profile blister backbite withdraw write off laugh at subtract from cut rate minimalize make light brush off dismiss scoff at run down treat lightly bad-mouth sneer at scorn deride slam slate pan cry down laugh off rubbish criticize vilify diss do a hatchet job on malign trash asperse dis ridicule poor-mouth trash-talk do down criticise pull apart slag off kiss off take to pieces mock pick holes in hit out at have a go at drag through the mud condemn think little of slur traduce revile abuse pour scorn on cast aspersions on censure disdain marginalize bash smear roast rap calumniate marginalise flame dump on take down treat as unimportant denounce slander dispraise blast attack scorch rip disgrace lambaste poor mouth take down a peg tear down pull to pieces slough off cut down to size look down one's nose at tear into make nothing of treat something lightly mute play something down disvalue squelch squash impugn libel hold back pooh pooh shoot down sour grapes sneer vituperate object frown disapprove discommend expostulate mudsling debase take a swipe at shoot full of holes cut to the quick blame take dim view of not go for speak ill of speak badly of put hooks in contemn spurn discountenance fault pillory execrate clamor against write down knock off bring down rail against deplore find fault with inveigh against reprehend reprobate fulminate against excoriate carp at anathematize cavil at disapprove of animadvert hold forth against come down on mark down complain tear to shreds do a number on opprobriate snipe at take swipe at take away throw stones at hit rail

Verb

To shorten in duration or extent
abridge cut clip condense contract trim abbreviate abstract compress curtail decrease diminish prune reduce shorten summarise summarize truncate concentrate cut down digest crop downsize synopsize cut short epitomise epitomize shrink dock edit elide outline pare down precis sketch syncopate chop cut back limit narrow restrict slash snip sum up blue pencil give an abstract of give a summary of give a digest of give an outline of give a precis of give a synopsis of put in a nutshell put in nutshell retrench curb restrain lop rein in hold back boil down lower check economize economise make shorter mark off mark down dwindle get shorter bob minimise excerpt telescope take up minimize stop turn up cut to the bone minify slim down tighten up cramp inhibit control halt make a long story short break off rein back roll back put a restriction on put the brakes on put a limit on get to meat recapitulate recap encapsulate give the main points of brief reprise précis wrap up give a rundown of give the gist of review summate describe capsulize pare delineate indicate run through go over run down make a summary of give a thumbnail sketch of capture compact express record draft characterize adumbrate draught characterise touch on skeleton give a rough idea give a rough idea of lay out tell about skeletonize give a quick rundown on make an outline of rehash compile skim sum inventory cipher retrograde cypher give an precis of rough out give a résumé of chalk out give a resume of go through the main points of map out block out trace out give a brief idea of give main points

Verb

To have a diminishing effect on
impair damage harm mar spoil reduce injure undermine vitiate weaken blunt decrease diminish hinder worsen debilitate deteriorate compromise enervate enfeeble blemish bloody break crab cripple deface disable disfigure endamage flaw hurt impede threaten blight cheapen debase destroy devaluate devalue ding disqualify invalidate prejudice queer ruin tarnish total tweak unfit cross up foul up lose strength make useless mess up rough up put the kibosh on subvert sap shake have a bad effect on pull the rug out from under undo sabotage destabilize disrupt wreck demolish destabilise detract foil demean minimize thwart undercut belittle minimise chip away shatter incapacitate be detrimental to eat away emasculate jeopardize crush smash botch devitalize jeopardise corrode soften be prejudicial to be disadvantageous to torpedo attenuate be deleterious to take out put out of commission put out of action consume erode wear away use up scupper scotch devastate endanger whittle imperil bodge blow put at risk play havoc with drive a nail into the coffin of maim lame mutilate impoverish ravage annihilate afflict dismantle trash depress wound corrupt taint batter shock scorch blast inconvenience wither hog-tie clip wings lay up disenable disarm interfere with smash up screw up detract from shake up louse up muck up prostrate cause detriment to do harm to wreak havoc on exhaust throw a monkey wrench into indispose tire weary fatigue drain immobilize etiolate waste paralyse knacker encumber hamper torpefy eviscerate extenuate unstrengthen paralyze immobilise wear out knock out make weak render infirm lay low make feeble disempower whittle away dent sandbag wear mine dig demoralise frustrate demoralize challenge tunnel do in confine to bed confine to a wheelchair drag through the mud hollow out dig out clip one's wings chip away at queer the pitch of poke full of holes knock the bottom out of throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of

Verb

To belittle or express disapproval of
derogate diminish disparage denigrate belittle decry deprecate discredit downplay vilify defame insult slight attack criticise criticize downgrade abuse depreciate knock pan slam slate vilipend bag bash discount dismiss minimise minimize pummelled pummel roast rubbish skewer slander trash asperse cheapen compromise contemn deflate devaluate dis diss hammer humiliate vituperate monster bad-mouth kiss off write off play down put down run down slag off talk down cast aspersions on detract from lay into poor-mouth dump on pour scorn on tear into cry down hit out at pull apart trash-talk speak evil of speak ill of take to pieces throw mud at do a hatchet job on drag through the mud have a go at throw brickbats at malign scorn deride revile slur ridicule scoff at undervalue underrate detract sneer at underestimate condemn cut down to size misprize mock dispraise pooh-pooh trivialize tear down marginalize demean disdain treat lightly traduce calumniate rap minify trivialise marginalise hold cheap pull to pieces censure degrade rip opprobriate flame smear lower do down disgrace mudsling make light of pick holes in speak badly of despise take down take down a peg denounce libel impugn blast devalue lambaste downcry laugh off laugh at shame blister scorch sell short poor mouth pooh pooh sling mud at backstab badmouth talk trash besmirch question blacken poormouth humble spurn discountenance fault mistrust repudiate sneer put away give comeuppance knock off high horse criticize unfairly clamor against find fault with look down on object frown disapprove discommend expostulate make little of gibe gird twit jeer scoff taunt think little of blame put hooks in spread lies about take dim view of not go for dishonor dishonour blacken the name of stigmatize stigmatise scandalize sully the reputation of blacken the character of scandalise crush condescend give a bad name snub comment negatively mortify reject pillory execrate give black eye rip up bad mouth deign rail against deplore knock down demoralise cast down demoralize inveigh against reprehend reprobate fulminate against excoriate carp at anathematize cavil at disapprove of animadvert berate complain snipe at hit rail hold forth against come down on tear to shreds mark down do a number on take swipe at take away throw stones at take a dig at to denigrate find fault tear to pieces make fun of understate squelch squash shoot down sour grapes take a swipe at shoot full of holes cut to the quick

Verb

To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force

Trái nghĩa của lessen

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