Antonyms of verb increase

2 senses of increase

Sense 1
increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")
       Antonym of decrease (Sense 1)
      => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (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")

Sense 2
increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")
       Antonym of decrease (Sense 2)
      => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb increase

2 senses of increase

Sense 1
increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")
       => change magnitude -- (change in size or magnitude)

Sense 2
increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj increased

1 sense of increased

Sense 1
increased (vs. decreased) -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)

decreased (vs. increased), reduced -- (made less in size or amount or degree)
        => ablated -- (made smaller or less by melting or erosion or vaporization; "the rocket's ablated head shield")
        => attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened -- (reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording")
        => attenuated -- (of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion)
        => bated -- (diminished or moderated; "our bated enthusiasm"; "his bated hopes")
        => belittled, diminished, small -- (made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small")
        => cut, slashed -- ((used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers")
        => diminished -- ((of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth")
        => minimized -- (reduced to the smallest possible size or amount or degree)
        => remittent -- ((of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity; "a remittent fever")
        => shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken -- (reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity; "our shriveled receipts during the storm"; "as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled"; "the dollar's shrunken buying power")

Similarity of adj increased

1 sense of increased

Sense 1
increased (vs. decreased) -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)
       => accrued, accumulated -- (periodically accumulated over time; "accrued interest"; "accrued leave")
       => augmented -- (added to or made greater in amount or number or strength; "his augmented renown"; "a greatly augmented collection of books")
       => enhanced -- (increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality; "her enhanced beauty was the result of a good night's sleep rather than makeup"; "careful cleaning was responsible for the enhanced value of the painting")
       => hyperbolic, inflated -- (enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style")
       => exaggerated, magnified, enlarged -- (enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes")
       => multiplied -- (greatly increased as by multiplication)
       => raised (prenominal), elevated -- (increased in amount or degree; "raised temperature")
       => redoubled -- (become much greater in intensity or size or amount; "we faced redoubled attacks from the enemy"; "despite our redoubled efforts")

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