make smaller

He decreased his staff

Syn: ↑decrease, ↑lessen
Ant: ↑increase (for: ↑decrease)
Derivationally related forms: ↑decrease (for: ↑decrease)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
suppress, ↑mitigate, ↑pare, ↑pare down, ↑limit, ↑circumscribe, ↑confine, ↑reduce, ↑boil down, ↑concentrate, ↑shrink, ↑abridge, ↑foreshorten, ↑abbreviate, ↑shorten, ↑cut, ↑contract, ↑slake, ↑abate, ↑slack, ↑turn down, ↑lower, ↑lour, ↑de-escalate, ↑weaken, ↑step down, ↑minimize, ↑minimise, ↑cut down, ↑cut back, ↑trim, ↑trim down, ↑trim back, ↑bring down, ↑slacken, ↑slack up, ↑relax, ↑diminish, ↑belittle
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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