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Diminish vs. Disparage

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Diminishverb

(transitive) To make smaller.

Disparagenoun

(obsolete) Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

Diminishverb

(intransitive) To become smaller.

Disparageverb

To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor. en

Diminishverb

(transitive) To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken; to nerf (in gaming).

Disparageverb

To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.

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Diminishverb

(intransitive) To taper.

Disparageverb

To ridicule, mock, discredit. en

Diminishverb

(intransitive) To disappear gradually.

Disparageverb

To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.

‘Alas! that any of my nationShould ever so foul disparaged be.’;

Diminishverb

(transitive) To take away; to subtract.

Disparageverb

To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.

‘Those forbidding appearances which sometimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pious.’; ‘Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.’;

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Diminishverb

To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; - opposed to augment or increase.

‘Not diminish, but rather increase, the debt.’;

Disparagenoun

Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

‘Dissuaded her from such a disparage.’;

Diminishverb

To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.

‘This doth nothing diminish their opinion.’; ‘I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.’; ‘O thou . . . at whose sight all the starsHide their diminished heads.’;

Disparageverb

express a negative opinion of;

‘She disparaged her student's efforts’;

Diminishverb

To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.

Diminishverb

To take away; to subtract.

‘Neither shall ye diminish aught from it.’;

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Diminishverb

To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.

Diminishverb

decrease in size, extent, or range;

‘The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester’; ‘The cabin pressure fell dramatically’; ‘her weight fall to under a hundred pounds’; ‘his voice fell to a whisper’;

Diminishverb

lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of;

‘don't belittle your colleagues’;

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