|1.||[ verb ] decrease in size, extent, or range|
|Synonyms:||decrease lessen fall|
"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"
|Related terms:||increase change_magnitude dwindle decelerate decline shrivel weaken abate drop_off shrink wane taper ease_up depreciate shorten remit thin_out de-escalate boil_down wane vanish shrink decrescendo break break deflate decrease decrease drop decrease|
|2.||[ verb ] lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of|
"don't belittle your colleagues"