Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lowering

2 senses of lowering

Sense 1
lowering -- (the act of causing to become less)
       => decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Sense 2
lowering, letting down -- (the act of causing something to move to a lower level)
       => movement -- (the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel")

Antonyms of verb lower

1 of 5 senses of lower

Sense 1
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down -- (move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf")
       Antonym of raise (Sense 2)
      => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

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

5 senses of lower

Sense 1
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down -- (move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
lower, lour -- (set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations")
       => devalue -- (lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting")

Sense 3
turn down, lower, lour -- (make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 4
lower, depress -- (cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir")
       => 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")

Sense 5
frown, glower, lour, lower -- (look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval)
       => grimace, make a face, pull a face -- (contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do")

Antonyms of adj lowering

1 sense of lowering

Sense 1
heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening -- (darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky")

INDIRECT (VIA cloudy) -> clear -- (free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day")

Similarity of adj lowering

1 sense of lowering

Sense 1
heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening -- (darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky")
       => cloudy (vs. clear) -- (full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies")

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