lessen definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • which will make less; minimize.
    • Archaic In order to make little of; belittle.
    • In order to make less; to cut back; to help make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to break down
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become less; reduce. See Synonyms at reduce.
    • to be less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; is reduced
  • verb:
    • to produce less; to decrease; to lessen.
    • In order to become less.
    • make smaller
    • put on off or die down
    • decrease in size, extent, or range
  • others:
    • To become less; contract in bulk, amount, quantity, or amount; decrease; diminish; shrink.
    • to get to appear less from boost of distance.
    • to create less; diminish; decrease in quantity, size, level, or quality.
    • To break down; lower in self-esteem; depreciate; disparage.
    • To cause to appear less from increase of distance; specifically, in falconry, to soar above or beyond.

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