What is another word for lessen?

647 synonyms found


[ l_ˈɛ_s_ə_n], [ lˈɛsən], [ lˈɛsən]

Synonyms for Lessen:

alleviate (verb) decrease (verb) detract (verb) diminish (verb) lessen (verb) lighten (verb) subtract (verb) compose consume contract curtail decrease diminish downplay eastern poison oak economize lighten limit lower moderate Other synonyms: peter peter out recede shorten underestimate use up weaken whittle

Rhymes for Lessen:

  1. lesson;
  2. cresson;
  3. delicatessen;

Quotes for Lessen:

  1. Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance- the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest. Emily Greene Balch.
  2. Our course, then, is clear; if we desire to put an end to pauperism, or to lessen it, we should import everything we can use or sell, in order that we may employ our unemployed hands, in making the goods by which we pay for these imports. Joseph Hume.
  3. This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen by degrees the value and the use of money, and finally to render it powerless; and consequently to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud, iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it. Josiah Warren.