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verb [transitive] lower pronunciation in American English /ˈloʊr/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlelowering
past tenselowered
past participlelowered
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  1. 1
    to move something or someone slowly down from a higher position
    She watched as the coffin was lowered into the ground.
    The statue was gently lowered back into place.
    He lowered himself into the chair.
    1. a.
      to look downward
      lower your eyes/head: Mark lowered his head in embarrassment.
  2. 2
    to reduce something in number, amount, value, or strength
    The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 years.
    Less fat in your diet lowers the risk of heart disease.
    lower your voice: Joe lowered his voice, as if they might be overheard.



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