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Definitions of diminish

  1. To make or grow smaller or less; decrease. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; - opposed to augment or increase. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make less; reduce in bulk or amount; weaken; impair; detract from; reduce in authority, or rank; degrade. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make less: to take a part from: to degrade. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To grow or appear less: to subside. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To make less; to lessen; to degrade; to take from; to take from a note by a sharp, flat, or natural. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To lessen; to make or become less or smaller; to impair; to appear less; to abate; to subside. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for diminish

  1. He had invented a new oath- it was said- and sought to diminish the power of the Prince. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1618 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Still his affection for me did not diminish – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
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