diminish diminish  /dɪ ˈmɪ nɪʃ/


  1. (v) decrease in size, extent, or range
  2. (v) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of



  1. But of equal concern may be the prospect that a weakened Taliban may actually diminish Pakistan's influence in Afghanistan.
  2. One of the probable reasons is is that flu vaccines diminish the spread of the disease in general by cutting down on the spread of specific strains.
  3. No myth raking can rob Gandhi of his moral force or diminish the remarkable importance of this scrawny little man.


  1. Israel’s Fischer Sees Rout Easing Currency Wars Concern

    The push for central banks to devalue their currencies and protect exporters is fading as rising Treasury yields diminish the allure of assets in emerging markets, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Putting a Fingerprint on Every Bullet

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Headline-grabbing tragedies like the shooting in Santa Monica last weekend, or last year's shootings in Newtown, Conn. and Aurora, Colo., are only the most visible evidence of the gun love that ends lives everywhere in the U.S. on a daily basis. While I don't mean to diminish the impact of Santa Monica, individual gun killings occur frequently and escape national ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  3. Haverford graduates have good fortune

    VILLANOVA — Increased traffic from the U.S. Open, compounded by heavy rainfall all afternoon, did little to diminish the joy and excitement of Haverford High School commencement exercises, held at Villanova Pavillion on Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times


  1. Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase contributed to the Dow's advance after Bernanke said that "inflation pressures are beginning to diminish" because of falling energy and commodity prices.
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Tom made a mistake, which he openly acknowledged," Obama said in his statement Tuesday. "He has not excused it, nor do I. But that mistake, and this decision, cannot diminish the many contributions Tom has made to this country, from his...
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: NewsNet5.com

  3. Implicitly attacking Mrs Clinton, Springsteen writes that "at the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships ...... While these matters are worthy of some...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Bruce Springsteen Source: Belfast Telegraph

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anachronistic anachronistic
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