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Definition of diminish:

  1. To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.
  2. To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
  3. To make smaller by a half step; to make ( an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.
  4. To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; - opposed to augment or increase.
  5. To take away; to subtract.

Synonyms:

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.

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