Definition of 'lessen'
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Example sentences containing 'lessen'
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Having a definitive result would lessen the chances of teams being able to contrive an outcome but it would not remove the possibility completely. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Organisations can further reduce waste, cut costs and lessen the environmental impact of their printing simply by adopting smarter print practices. Computing (2010)What matters is that manufacturers are doing what they can to lessen their environmental impact. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It may not be possible to save your marriage but it can lessen the pain. The Sun (2013)You also lessen the risk of losing it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The military have tried so hard to lessen these effects. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Returns from investment banking are under mounting regulatory pressure but there is also lessening competition. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are two ways that anglers often draw unwitting attention to themselves and so lessen their chances. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This may lessen the impetus to aggressively seek medical help. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We should also continue lessening the tax burden. The Sun (2016)Jumping may lessen the impact but not by enough to matter. The Sun (2013)This may well be a price worth paying to lessen the risk of another financial disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It does not allow mergers that substantially lessen competition. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The following may help to lessen your anxiety. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They will understand exactly how you feel and that will lessen your burden. The Sun (2012)Either or both will lessen the impact of a positive earnings surprise. AHEAD OF THE MARKET (2003)The ambition was to lessen the risk of financial catastrophe. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most of the adjustments pastors have made to lessen the discouraging effect of sluggish attendance figures are internal. Christianity Today (2000)It emphasized the need to lessen the harmful effects of imprisonment and to provide a basic quality of life in prison. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)That does not lessen its importance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To make this slightly healthier, cut the potatoes into bigger sizes as this will lessen the amount of goose fat absorbed. The Sun (2013)Not only do the new arrivals improve the strength of the squad, they lessen the chance of signed us complacency in others. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Although these costs may not behave perfectly, it does not lessen the importance of understanding the nature of costs in improving company efficiency. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)I pay by direct debit - it seems to lessen the pain of this unfair poll tax. The Sun (2008)This, the regulator says, could lessen competition between the two chains. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'lessen'
British English: lessen VERB
If something lessens or you lessen it, it becomes smaller in size, amount, degree, or importance.
He is used to a lot of attention from his wife, which will inevitably lessen when the baby is born.
Definition of lessen from the Collins English Dictionary
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