What is the opposite of increase?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Verb
Opposite for to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
Verb
(intransitive) Opposite for 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 for to intensify
“Even the rain seemed to lessen, becoming fine drizzle as opposed to a downpour.”
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