Definition of diminish:
- To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.
- To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
- To make smaller by a half step; to make ( an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.
- To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; - opposed to augment or increase.
- To take away; to subtract.
go down, pick at, devolve, wane, fall down, mitigate, come down, return, descend, rebate, accrue, minify, decline, denigrate, increase, belittle, hang, let up, pass, shine, light, strike, moderate, come, flow, ebb, decrease, fall, settle, precipitate, lessen.
- curtail (part of speech: verb)
- blunt (part of speech: verb)
- lessening (part of speech: verb)
- detract (part of speech: verb)
- lessen (part of speech: verb)
- diminish (part of speech: verb)
- cheapen (part of speech: verb)
- discount (part of speech: verb)
- decrease (part of speech: verb)
- subtract (part of speech: verb)
The ladies addressed me simultaneously, one of them, I believe, asking me what I meant by it and the other demanding how dared I, which had the sole effect of adding to my bewilderment, nor did the words of Cousin Egbert diminish this.- "Ruggles of Red Gap", Harry Leon Wilson.
- "Foul Play", Charles Reade Dion Boucicault.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.