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Meaning & Definition of Decrease in English

English

Decrease

/dɪkris/

noun

1. A change downward

  • "There was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"
  • "There was a sharp drop-off in sales"
    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • lessening
  • ,
  • drop-off

2. A process of becoming smaller or shorter

    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • decrement

3. The amount by which something decreases

    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • decrement

4. The act of decreasing or reducing something

    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • diminution
  • ,
  • reduction
  • ,
  • step-down

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • diminish
  • ,
  • lessen
  • ,
  • fall

2. Make smaller

  • "He decreased his staff"
    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • lessen
  • ,
  • minify

Examples of using

They should decrease the sugar in these muffins.