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English definition of “lower”


verb [I/T] (SMALLER THAN USUAL)   /ˈloʊ·ər/
to reduce something, or to become less: [T] They lowered the asking price of their house . [T] Please lower your voice (= speak more softly ).
(Definition of lower verb (SMALLER THAN USUAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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