- v decrease in size, extent, or range
- v make smaller
- v wear off or die down
- s impaired by diminution
- s decreased in severity; made less harsh
- Goldin offers three possible explanations for her findings: peer pressure among professional women to keep their names may have lessened, surname keeping is no longer seen as a .
- But even if the relative calm restored to the housing projects of Villiers-le-Bel lessened fears France might be experiencing the same kind of outbreak of violence in Paris's .
- The rage for new angles, however, has not lessened at all.
News & Articles
- SEC lunch links
Hitting the SEC links on a Tuesday: The Iron Bowl rivalry is all about respect and understanding for Nick Saban and Gus Malzahn. Running back Jabo Lee is Tennessee's only 2013 signee unlikely to qualify. LSU's proximity to home was a key to landing receiver D.J. Chark. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity doesn't expect the school's stringent punishment for a positive drug test to be lessened ...
June 11, 2013 - ESPN Blogs
- Republican vote on Medicaid disgraceful
While I was not surprised that all 13 New Hampshire Republican senators voted to refuse to accept the Medicaid expansion provided by what they refer to as "Obamacare," that in no way lessened my disgust at their callous action.
June 11, 2013 - Exeter News-Letter
- Larry Craig in Forbes
I hope in a very sincere way that the attention that's been brought to me has not lessened the honor you receive,Craig told the other nominees and about 200 people who attended the dinner.
- Barack Obama in USA Today
Obama said his $787 billion economic stimulus package "has lessened the tax burden on working families."
- Adm William Fallon in Washington Post
My sense is that, at first glance, about half of the areas are dramatically improved with levels of violence lessened, but there's a distinctly active areain western Baghdad where violence levels are up, Fallon said.