Synonyms of diminish in English:

diminish


See US English definition of diminish

See UK English definition of diminish

See Spanish definition of disminuir

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, fall off a cliff
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