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lessen

 
Verb lessen has 3 senses
  1. 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
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. decrease, lessen, minify - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. subside, lessen - wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
    --3 is one way to weaken
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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