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di·min·ish

 (dĭ-mĭn′ĭsh)
v. di·min·ished, di·min·ish·ing, di·min·ish·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To make smaller or less; reduce or lessen. See Synonyms at decrease.
b. To detract from the authority, reputation, or prestige of: "Her upper-class perfection ... somehow diminished me" (Shirley Abbott).
2. To cause to taper.
3. Music To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
v.intr.
1. To become smaller or less.
2. To taper.

[Middle English diminishen, blend of diminuen, to lessen (from Old French diminuer, from Latin dīminuere, variant of dēminuere : dē-, de- + minuere, to lessen) and minishen, to reduce (from Old French minuiser, from Vulgar Latin *minūtiāre, from Latin minūtia, smallness, from minūtus, small, from past participle of minuere); see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

di·min′ish·a·ble adj.
di·min′ish·ment n.

diminish

(dɪˈmɪnɪʃ)
vb
1. to make or become smaller, fewer, or less
2. (Architecture) (tr) architect to cause (a column, etc) to taper
3. (Music, other) (tr) music to decrease (a minor or perfect interval) by a semitone
4. to belittle or be belittled; reduce in authority, status, etc; depreciate
[C15: blend of diminuen to lessen (from Latin dēminuere to make smaller, from minuere to reduce) + archaic minish to lessen]
diˈminishable adj
diˈminishingly adv
diˈminishment n

di•min•ish

(dɪˈmɪn ɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to make or cause to seem smaller, less, or less important; lessen; reduce.
2. to reduce (a musical interval) by a half step less than a perfect or minor interval.
3. to detract from the authority, honor, stature, or reputation of; disparage.
4. to give a tapering form: a diminished column.
v.i.
5. to lessen; decrease.
[1400–50; b. diminuen (< Anglo-French diminuer < Medieval Latin dīminuere for Latin dēminuere to make smaller) and minishen, variant (assimilated to -ish2) of menusen < Middle French menu(i)sier < Vulgar Latin *minūtiāre; see mince]
di•min′ish•a•ble, adj.
di•min′ish•ment, n.
syn: See decrease.

diminish

- A blend of diminue, "speak disparagingly," and minish, "reduce in amount, degree, influence, power."
See also related terms for reduce.

diminish


Past participle: diminished
Gerund: diminishing

Imperative
diminish
diminish
Present
I diminish
you diminish
he/she/it diminishes
we diminish
you diminish
they diminish
Preterite
I diminished
you diminished
he/she/it diminished
we diminished
you diminished
they diminished
Present Continuous
I am diminishing
you are diminishing
he/she/it is diminishing
we are diminishing
you are diminishing
they are diminishing
Present Perfect
I have diminished
you have diminished
he/she/it has diminished
we have diminished
you have diminished
they have diminished
Past Continuous
I was diminishing
you were diminishing
he/she/it was diminishing
we were diminishing
you were diminishing
they were diminishing
Past Perfect
I had diminished
you had diminished
he/she/it had diminished
we had diminished
you had diminished
they had diminished
Future
I will diminish
you will diminish
he/she/it will diminish
we will diminish
you will diminish
they will diminish
Future Perfect
I will have diminished
you will have diminished
he/she/it will have diminished
we will have diminished
you will have diminished
they will have diminished
Future Continuous
I will be diminishing
you will be diminishing
he/she/it will be diminishing
we will be diminishing
you will be diminishing
they will be diminishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diminishing
you have been diminishing
he/she/it has been diminishing
we have been diminishing
you have been diminishing
they have been diminishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diminishing
you will have been diminishing
he/she/it will have been diminishing
we will have been diminishing
you will have been diminishing
they will have been diminishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diminishing
you had been diminishing
he/she/it had been diminishing
we had been diminishing
you had been diminishing
they had been diminishing
Conditional
I would diminish
you would diminish
he/she/it would diminish
we would diminish
you would diminish
they would diminish
Past Conditional
I would have diminished
you would have diminished
he/she/it would have diminished
we would have diminished
you would have diminished
they would have diminished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.diminish - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
break - diminish or discontinue abruptly; "The patient's fever broke last night"
shrivel, shrink - decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
taper - diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"
drop off - fall or diminish; "The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test"
vaporize, vanish, fly - decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
break - fall sharply; "stock prices broke"
ease off, slacken off, ease up, flag - become less intense
change magnitude - change in size or magnitude
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
boil down, decoct, concentrate, reduce - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
shrink, contract - become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither - wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
die away, let up, slack off, abate, slack - become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
deflate - become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated"
dwindle, dwindle away, dwindle down - become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
remit - diminish or abate; "The pain finally remitted"
de-escalate - diminish in size, scope, or intensity; "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"
devaluate, devalue, undervalue, depreciate - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
shorten - become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"
thin out - become sparser; "Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out"
wane, go down, decline - grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
wane - decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"
wane - become smaller; "Interest in his novels waned"
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
decrescendo - grow quieter; "The music decrescendoes here"
2.diminish - lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation ofdiminish - lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

diminish

verb
2. reduce, cut, decrease, lessen, contract, lower, weaken, curtail, abate, retrench, disempower Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
reduce increase, expand, enhance, amplify, augment, heighten, enlarge
3. belittle, scorn, devalue, undervalue, deride, demean, denigrate, scoff at, disparage, decry, sneer at, underrate, deprecate, depreciate, cheapen, derogate He never diminished her in front of other people.

diminish

verb
To grow or cause to grow gradually less:
Translations
خسيُقَلِّلُيَقِلُّ
zmenšit sezkrátit sezmenšit
formindske
pienentääpienentyävähentyä
smanjiti
minnka, rÿra
減らす
줄이다
sumažintas
samazinātsamazināties
zmanjšati se
minska
ทำให้ลดลง
azal makazalmak
giảm bớt

diminish

[dɪˈmɪnɪʃ]
A. VT (gen) → disminuir; [+ numbers, speed, strength] → disminuir, reducir
B. VI (gen) → disminuir

diminish

[dɪˈmɪnɪʃ]
vt (= lessen) → atténuer
vi (= grow less) → diminuerdiminished responsibility n (LAW)responsabilité f atténuéediminishing returns nplrendements mpl décroissants

diminish

vt
(= reduce)verringern; price, authorityherabsetzen; value, strength(ver)mindern, verringern; numberverkleinern; enthusiasmdämpfen; reputationschmälern; powereinschränken
(Mus) → (um einen Halbton) vermindern; diminishedvermindert
vi (= be reduced)sich verringern; (speed, authority, strength)abnehmen, sich vermindern; (price)fallen, sinken; (value)sich vermindern, sich verringern; (number)sich verkleinern; (enthusiasm)nachlassen; (reputation)schlechter werden; law of diminishing returns (Econ) → Gesetz ntvon der fallenden Profitrate; to diminish in sizekleiner werden; to diminish in valueim Wert sinken, an Wert verlieren

diminish

[dɪˈmɪnɪʃ]
1. vt (effect, enthusiasm, authority, speed) → diminuire, ridurre; (value, person) → sminuire
2. vidiminuire, ridursi; (value) → scendere

diminish

(diˈminiʃ) verb
to make or become less. Our supplies are diminishing rapidly.
diˈminished adjective
(negative undiminished).

diminish

يُقَلِّلُ zmenšit se formindske verringern μικραίνω disminuir vähentyä diminuer smanjiti diminuire 減らす 줄이다 verminderen svekke zmniejszyć diminuir уменьшать minska ทำให้ลดลง azalmak giảm bớt 减少

diminish

v. disminuir, reducir; amortiguar.

diminish

vt, vi disminuir
References in classic literature ?
the moment when she will be crossing the zenith, which latter event will further diminish the entire distance by a length equal to the radius of the earth,
It would seem that the domestics had been previously instructed; for, instead of penetrating the thicket, they followed the route of the column; a measure which Heyward stated had been dictated by the sagacity of their guide, in order to diminish the marks of their trail, if, haply, the Canadian savages should be lurking so far in advance of their army.
You will then, pardon me, Alice, should I diminish your enjoyments, by requesting this gentleman to postpone his chant until a safer opportunity.
You will diminish them, indeed," returned the arch girl; "for never did I hear a more unworthy conjunction of execution and language than that to which I have been listening; and I was far gone in a learned inquiry into the causes of such an unfitness between sound and sense, when you broke the charm of my musings by that bass of yours, Duncan
Not to use ceremonies at all, is to teach others not to use them again; and so diminisheth respect to himself; especially they be not to be omitted, to strangers and formal natures; but the dwelling upon them, and exalting them above the moon, is not only tedious, but doth diminish the faith and credit of him that speaks.
In this state also no office [1318a] should be for life; and, if any such should remain after the government has been long changed into a democracy, they should endeavour by degrees to diminish the power; and also elect by lot instead of vote.
Master and owner of a ship at the top of my life, as you say, when I am beginning to diminish and die.
Objective: To determine whether control conditions diminish treatment effects in weight loss (WL) or prevention of weight gain (PWG) randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
The Diminish clinic continues to go from strength to strength and has recently introduced improved parking facilities and a decked area so clients can sit and enjoy the garden on fine sunny days.