Other ways of saying decrease
to become less, especially in number, value, or price: Your cholesterol level is down on last month’s figure. ♦ I’d like a digital camera, but I’m waiting for the prices to come down.
to decrease in number or quality, especially by a large amount: falling educational standards ♦ At night the temperature drops to below zero.
) to decrease suddenly and very quickly: The prime minister’s popularity rating has plummeted in recent weeks. ♦ They planned an advertising campaign in an effort to reverse plunging car sales.
to decrease to a very low level or value, when this is seen as a bad thing: The dollar has slumped to record lows against the yen.
to decrease slowly and steadily until there is almost nothing left: The population of the town has dwindled to about 2,000. ♦ their dwindling supplies of food and fuel
/be in decline
to decrease at a steady rate over a long period: The party’s membership has declined by 70 per cent over the last ten years. ♦ The market for cigarettes is in long-term decline.