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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 ​seenourhouse diminish greatly/​sharply/​substantially in ​value over the last six ​months.

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(Definition of diminish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 ​bureaucraticcost of ​healthcare.
diminution
noun [C/U]  /ˌdɪm·əˈnu·ʃən/
(Definition of diminish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"diminish" in Business English

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diminishverb [I or T]

uk   us   /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/
to ​reduce or be ​reduced in ​size, ​importance, or ​value: If ​consumersstartlosingconfidence, it will diminish ​demand for ​householdgoods. 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

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April 27, 2016
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