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"diminish" in British English

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diminishverb [I or T]

uk   /dɪˈmɪn.ɪʃ/ us   /dɪˈmɪn.ɪʃ/
C1 to reduce or be reduced in size or importance: I don't want to diminish her achievements, but she did have a lot of help. These memories will not be diminished by time. What he did has seriously diminished him in many people's eyes. We've seen our house diminish greatly/sharply/substantially in value over the last six months.

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"diminish" in American English

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diminishverb [I/T]

us   /dəˈmɪn·ɪʃ/
to reduce or be reduced in size or importance: [I] The threat of inflation is diminishing. [T] A single-payer system would diminish the bureaucratic cost of health care.
diminution
noun [C/U] /ˌdɪm·əˈnu·ʃən/
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"diminish" in Business English

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diminishverb [I or T]

uk   /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/ us  
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)
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“diminish” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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