What is the opposite of increase?

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Noun
Opposite of 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.”
Noun
Opposite of the intensified severity of or in something
“A tremendous good coming from biotechnology will be the alleviation of human misery through progress in medicine.”
Noun
Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
Noun
Opposite of the degree to which something is or can be magnified
Noun
Opposite of an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
Verb
Opposite of to make a quantity bigger
more ❯
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
Verb
(intransitive) Opposite of to become larger in size or degree
“As the number of autocracies in the world began to decline in the late 1980s, the number of anocracies began to increase.”
Verb
Opposite of to make worse
“Even the rain seemed to lessen, becoming fine drizzle as opposed to a downpour.”
Verb
Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
Verb
Opposite of make or become tight or tighter
Verb
Opposite of to champion or foster a cause
“We must oppose any trade rules based on even the most minimalist form of reciprocity in market access.”
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