Synonyms of diminish in English:

diminish


See definition of diminish

verb

1‘the number of books published has not diminished’

SYNONYMS

decrease, decline, reduce, lessen, shrink, contract, grow smaller, fall off, drop off, slacken off

fall, drop, sink, slump, plummet, plunge

informal hit the floor, go through the floor, go downhill

ANTONYMS

increase

2‘new legislation diminished the authority of the courts’

SYNONYMS

reduce, curtail, cut, cut down, cut back, prune, pare down, lessen, lower, decrease, shrink, contract, narrow, constrict, restrict, limit, curb, check, blunt

weaken, make weaker, erode, undermine, sap

ANTONYMS

increase

3‘they returned to their homes as the fighting diminished’

SYNONYMS

subside, wane, abate, dwindle, fade, decline, slacken, moderate, ebb, recede, die away, die down, die out, peter out, tail off, cool off, let up, fizzle out, settle down, come to an end

archaic remit

ANTONYMS

flare up, get worse

4‘she lost no opportunity to diminish him in her daughter's presence’

SYNONYMS

belittle, disparage, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, devalue, demean, decry, cast aspersions on, speak ill of, speak badly of, run down, abuse, insult, revile, malign, vilify

North American slur

informal bad-mouth, pull to pieces, pull apart, sling mud at, do a hatchet job on

British informal rubbish, slate, slag off, have a go at

rare asperse, derogate, vilipend, vituperate

ANTONYMS

boost