Definition of 'diminish'
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Or we could diminish its intensity and power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Without him they would be much diminished. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We wanted it to be friendly, but not too cutesy in a way that diminished the intelligence of the user. Smithsonian Mag (2017)If that status is diminished, so too will be the ability of US regulators to bully foreign banks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The desire for status also diminishes with age. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the threat of insurgency diminishes as an election nears. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Physical coercion is a power of diminishing returns. Positive Parent Power (1991)The source of the assets might be taken into account but its importance would diminish over time. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This can make it seem like a double blow because now your social support is also diminished. Life Without Work (1994)The infinite variety of woman is much diminished without her. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have to find a way of diminishing their influence. The Sun (2010)Not that its size diminished its beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But his social position and status are rapidly diminishing. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)But it is good to hear officially that the threat has diminished. The Sun (2009)His control will be diminished and some power will pass to incoming investors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is unlikely to diminish much with a change at the top. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These issues cannot be used to diminish in any way the seriousness of any allegations against him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Having something to say but saying it poorly will diminish the power of the sermon. Christianity Today (2000)The exhibition went some way to diminish him. Times, Sunday Times (2006)All the sound and the fury that followed served only to diminish the status of a great club. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its council base is much diminished. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That social problems have always existed does not diminish their importance, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Larger groups tend to be more stable than smaller groups, although their intensity may diminish as well. Sociology (1995)Sometimes it is as though I am diminished to the size of a cake box. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)Models agree that in the UK size pressures have diminished. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I am not necessarily saying that your headaches will be cured, but they should be diminishing both in intensity and frequency. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)
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British English: diminish /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/ VERB
When something diminishes, its importance, size, or intensity is reduced.
The threat of war has diminished.
Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
- American English: diminish
- Arabic: يُقَلِّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: diminuir
- Chinese: 减少
- Croatian: smanjiti
- Czech: zmenšit se
- Danish: formindske
- Dutch: verminderen
- European Spanish: disminuir
- Finnish: vähentyä
- French: diminuer
- German: verringern
- Greek: μικραίνω
- Italian: diminuire
- Japanese: 減らす
- Korean: 줄이다
- Norwegian: svekke
- Polish: zmniejszyć
- European Portuguese: diminuir
- Romanian: a diminua
- Russian: уменьшать
- Spanish: disminuir
- Swedish: minska
- Thai: ทำให้ลดลง
- Turkish: azalmak
- Ukrainian: зменшувати(ся)
- Vietnamese: giảm bớt
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