lessening : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a change downward
- v decrease in size, extent, or range
- v make smaller
- v wear off or die down
- For one thing, the largesse of Fidel's left-wing and oil-rich ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, has helped significantly to keep Cuba's economy afloat, lessening the urgency .
- One disadvantage to holding gold is that no interest is earned but rates on dollar-denominated assets such as government bonds have fallen sharply, lessening that disadvantage.
- In hopes of damping down the perennial feud between California's Republican moderates and conservativesand thus lessening Democratic Governor Pat Brown's third-term.
- Barack Obama in Wall Street Journal
What I said in the letter was that, obviously, to the extent that we are lessening Iran's commitment to nuclear weapons, then that reduces the pressure for, or the need for, a missile-defense system,Mr. Obama told reporters.
- Henry Paulson in Forbes
However, Paulson said waiting for this process to be completed should not be read "as any lessening of support for Paul" by the United States.