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Verb diminish has 2 senses
- decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - 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"
--1 is one way to change magnitude
- diminish, belittle - lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
--2 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
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