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To become, or to make something weaker - thesaurus

Synonyms

lessen

verb

to become smaller in amount, level, importance etc or make something do this

reduce

verb

to make something smaller or less in size, amount, importance etc

subside

verb

to become weaker, less violent, or less severe

chip away

to gradually make something weaker, smaller, or less effective

weaken

verb

to make a structure more likely to break, or to become more likely to break

erode

verb

to gradually reduce the strength or importance of something, or to be gradually reduced in this way

dilute

verb

to make something less strong or effective

shrivel

verb

to make something weaker or smaller in amount

undermine

verb

to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful

tail off

to become quieter, weaker, or smaller

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More synonyms

attenuate

verb

formal to reduce the strength, amount, or size of something

balance

verb

to reduce the effect, strength, or amount of something, and as a result make it better

blunt

verb

to make something less strong, less effective, or less important

cut

verb

to reduce the strength or effectiveness of something by mixing it with something else

damp

verb

to dampen something

dampen

verb

to make something such as a feeling or hope less strong

dim

verb

mainly literary if feelings or hopes dim, or are dimmed, they become weaker

drop away

to become weaker or smaller in amount

emasculate

verb

formal to reduce the power or effectiveness of something

moderate

verb

to make something less extreme, or to become less extreme

mute

verb

to make something less strong or extreme

neuter

verb

mainly journalism to make someone or something less effective or powerful

sag

verb

to become weaker or less in amount or value

seep away

to gradually become weaker or to disappear

shake

verb

to make something less strong, powerful, or confident

take the edge off something

to make a strong feeling less strong

temper

verb

formal to make something less strong or extreme, especially by adding something that has the opposite effect

thin

verb

to make something smaller in number, amount, or size

tone down

to make the colour, flavour etc of something less strong

undercut

verb

mainly American to make someone or something become gradually less effective, confident, or successful

wane

verb

if a feeling or power wanes, it becomes weaker or less important

wear

verb

if something wears or wears thin, it gets thinner or weaker because it has been used a lot

wear thin

if something such as a feeling or explanation wears thin, it becomes gradually weaker or harder to accept

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