lessen

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lessen(
leh
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sihn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to reduce)
a. reducir
Having a diversified portfolio lessens your risk of loss.Tener una cartera diversificada reduce tu riesgo de pérdida.
b. aliviar (pain)
This pill the doctor gave me is supposed to help lessen the pain.Esta pastilla que me dio la doctora debe ayudar a aliviar el dolor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to reduce)
a. disminuir
The noise began to lessen as the protest continued downtown.El ruido fue disminuyendo mientras la manifestación se movía hacia el centro.
b. decrecer
Interest in printed books has lessened in recent years.El interés por los libros impresos ha decrecido en los últimos años.
c. menguar
My excitement for the trip lessened significantly when I learned that Paco was going.Mi emoción por el viaje menguó considerablemente cuando me enteré de que iba Paco.
d. aliviarse (pain)
This knee pain doesn't lessen with any analgesic.Este dolor de rodilla no se alivia con cualquier analgésico.
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lessen
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. reducir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. disminuir, reducirse
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lessen [ˈlesn]
transitive verb
[+risk, danger] reducir; [+pain] aliviar; [+cost, stature] rebajar
it will lessen your chances of getting the job disminuirá las posibilidades que tienes de conseguir el puesto
intransitive verb
[+noise, anger, love] disminuir; [+pain] aliviarse;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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