1. I
the population (the membership, their number, etc.) 'decreases народонаселение и т. д. уменьшается /сокращается, падает/; the storm decreases буря утихает; the flood decreases вода спадает /убывает/; the cold decreasedecreases становится теплее, мороз ослабевает; the circulation has decreased тираж упал /снизился/; the moon decreases луни на ущербе; in winter the days decrease зимой дни становятся короче
2. II
decrease in some manner decrease gradually (slowly but steadily, rapidly, sharply, markedly, etc.) постепенно и т. д. уменьшаться /сокращаться, убавляться, убывать, снижаться/
3. III
decrease smth. decrease the population (membership, circulation, the dose, etc.) уменьшать /сокращать/ население и т. д.
4. XVI
decrease in smth. decrease in size (in number, in extent, etc.) уменьшаться /становиться меньше/ в размере и т. д.; decrease in severity становиться менее суровым; decrease in importance делаться /становиться/ менее важным /значительным/, терять значение; decrease to smth. decrease to a small number (to this size, to five, etc.) уменьшаться /сокращаться/ до незначительного числа и т. д; the membership (the number, the population, etc.) decreased to three hundred количество членов и т. д. сократилось /упало/ до трехсот

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • decrease — I noun abatement, abbreviation, abridgment, alleviation, attenuation, constriction, contraction, curtailment, cut, cutback, deceleration, declension, declination, decline, decline and fall, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation, deminutio …   Law dictionary

  • decrease — vb Decrease, lessen, diminish, reduce, abate, dwindle denote to make or grow less, but they are not freely interchangeable. Decrease and lessen are often employed in place of any of the others. Decrease normally retains, even in the transitive,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Decrease — De*crease , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Decreased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decreasing}.] [OE. decrecen, fr. OF. decreistre, F. d[ e]cro[^i]tre, or from the OF. noun (see {Decrease}, n.), fr. L. decrescere to grow less; de + crescere to grow. See {Crescent},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decrease — [dē krēs′, dikrēs′; ] also, & for n. usually [, dē′krēs΄] vi., vt. decreased, decreasing [ME decresen < OFr decreistre < L decrescere < de , from, away + crescere, grow: see CRESCENT] to become or cause to become less, smaller, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • Decrease — De*crease , n. [OE. decrees, OF. decreis, fr. decreistre. See {Decrease}, v.] 1. A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength. [1913 Webster] 2. The wane of the moon. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decrease — De*crease , v. t. To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one s means. [1913 Webster] That might decrease their present store. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decrease — [n] diminishing, lessening abatement, compression, condensation, constriction, contraction, cutback, decline, declining, decrescence, depression, diminution, discount, downturn, dwindling, ebb, falling off, loss, reduction, shrinkage, striction,… …   New thesaurus

  • decrease — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second syllable as a verb …   Modern English usage

  • decrease — ► VERB ▪ make or become smaller or fewer in size, amount, intensity, or degree. ► NOUN 1) an instance of decreasing. 2) the process of decreasing. ORIGIN Latin decrescere, from crescere grow …   English terms dictionary

  • decrease — I UK [diːˈkriːs] / US [dɪˈkrɪs] verb Word forms decrease : present tense I/you/we/they decrease he/she/it decreases present participle decreasing past tense decreased past participle decreased ** Other ways of saying decrease: be/go/come down to… …   English dictionary

  • decrease — ▪ I. decrease de‧crease 2 [ˈdiːkriːs] noun [countable, uncountable] the process of reducing something, or the amount by which it reduces: decrease in • The government announced a 25% decrease in the price of fuel. decrease of • Industrial… …   Financial and business terms


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