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diminish

verb [I or T] uk   /dɪˈmɪn.ɪʃ/ us  
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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in Korean 줄어들다…
in Arabic يَقِلّ, يَنقُص…
in French diminuer…
in Turkish azal(t)mak, eksil(t)mek…
in Italian diminuire, ridursi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少,減小,降低…
in Russian уменьшать(ся), ослабевать…
in Polish zmniejszać (się)…
in Spanish disminuir…
in Portuguese diminuir…
in German vermindern…
in Catalan disminuir…
in Japanese ~が小さくなる, ~を小さくする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少,减小,降低…
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