What is the opposite of increase?

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Opposite for something that is made larger by size or amount
“All questions showed a decrease in knowledge retention from the first posttest to the delayed-posttest.”
(transitive) Opposite for to make the quantity bigger
“Be assured that my responses will in no way seek to diminish contributors.”
(intransitive) Opposite for to become more or larger in size
“As the number of autocracies in the world began to decline in the late 1980s, the number of anocracies began to increase.”
Opposite for to intensify
“Even the rain seemed to lessen, becoming fine drizzle as opposed to a downpour.”
Opposite for the intensified severity of or in something
“A tremendous good coming from biotechnology will be the alleviation of human misery through progress in medicine.”
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