Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “diminish”

diminish

verb [I or T]
 
 
/dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/
to reduce or be reduced in size, importance, or value: If consumers start losing confidence, it will diminish demand for household goods. Investors can diversify their holdings in order to diminish risk. Over a period of several years, these securities diminished in value and the corporation went bankrupt.
(Definition of diminish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of diminish?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “diminish” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

first:

(a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More