Dictionary Results for decreases


1. decrease - noun

· a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

Synonym(s): lessening, drop-off

Hypernym(s): change, alteration, modification

Antonym(s): increase




2. decrease - noun

· a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Synonym(s): decrement

Hypernym(s): process, physical_process

Antonym(s): increase




3. decrease - noun

· the amount by which something decreases

Synonym(s): decrement

Hypernym(s): amount

Antonym(s): increase




4. decrease - noun

· the act of decreasing or reducing something

Synonym(s): diminution, reduction, step-down

Hypernym(s): change_of_magnitude

Antonym(s): increase




5. decrease - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): diminish, lessen, fall

Hypernym(s): change_magnitude

Antonym(s): increase




6. decrease - verb

· make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

Synonym(s): lessen, minify

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): increase





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