Antonyms for diminish

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-min-ish
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈmɪn ɪʃ

Definition of diminish

Origin :
  • early 15c., from merger of two obsolete verbs, diminue and minish. Diminue is from Old French diminuer "make small," from Latin diminuere "break into small pieces," variant of deminuere "lessen, diminish," from de- "completely" + minuere "make small" (see minus).
  • Minish is from Old French menuisier, from Latin minuere. Related: Diminished; diminishes; diminishing.
  • verb become or cause to be less
  • verb belittle
Example sentences :
  • We cannot increase or diminish God's holiness by anything that we do.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • Night brought no change, unless it was to diminish the force of the wind.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Nor will it diminish in your estimation, John, which money might.'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Nevertheless the amount of custom at Mr. Farnham's did not diminish much.
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • The refinement and the multiplicity of pleasures also diminish the attractions of marriage.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • It is not necessary for this that it should diminish the energy of its eternal theme—love.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Boughs, in consequence of this law, must diminish where they divide.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painters Volume I (of V) » by John Ruskin
  • And when it becomes greater or less or equal it must grow or diminish or be equalized?
  • Extract from : « Parmenides » by Plato
  • The room seemed to diminish in size, while the objects about her drew 268 nearer and nearer.
  • Extract from : « The Hound From The North » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • An ill Hand may diminish, but a good Hand cannot augment its Beauty.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Aphra Behn » by Aphra Behn

Synonyms for diminish

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