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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make or become smaller in number or rank.

Usage examples (34)
  • To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
  • Nor will they "lessen" it or compromise it in anyway.
  • Could it be that when you grow up knowing that you are a disadvantaged minority in a society, you also "lessen" your dreams?
  • Steady debate skills would lessen Democrats 'jitters. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like "lessen" which means to make or become smaller, is "lesson" which is something learned.
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