diminish
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diminish(
dih
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mih
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nihsh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make less)
a. disminuir
Our competitors's technological advances are diminishing the value of our product.Los avances tecnológicos de nuestros competidores están disminuyendo el valor de nuestro producto.
b. reducir
The drought has diminished the amount of potable water in the area.La sequía ha reducido la cantidad de agua potable en el área.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to become less)
a. disminuir
The company's stock has diminished in value over the last year.Las acciones de la compañía han disminuido de valor durante el último año.
b. reducirse
The congregation has diminished since the arrival of the new priest.La congregación se ha reducido desde la llegada del nuevo cura.
c. apagarse (enthusiasm)
Although the restaurant opened with much initial success, interest in it has now diminished.Si bien el restaurante se inauguró con gran éxito, ahora el interés se ha apagado.
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diminish
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. disminuir
2. (law)
a.
diminished responsibilityresponsabilidad atenuada
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. disminuir
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diminish [dɪˈmɪnɪʃ]
transitive verb
(gen) disminuir; [+numbers, speed, strength] disminuir; reducir
this in no way diminishes the power of local authorities an innocent diversion that did not in the least diminish her love for Rhys their constant chatter somewhat diminished my enjoyment of the music their interpretations inevitably tend to overlook, or to diminish the significance of, one unmistakable fact post-Freudian theory diminished the importance of play within the economy of production
intransitive verb
(gen) disminuir
his love for her had not diminished in the slightest But if there are gaps in a collection its value will diminish many weeks will pass before we can hope that the pain of loss will diminish the back pain diminished significantly as a result of the treatment I knew that if Bobbe did nothing, then her magical powers and her strength would diminish in my eyes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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