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Not all political actors share our vision of fighting terrorism, lessening tensions in the region and focusing on building the economy. It is natural that they would challenge the government, but we have fought every challenge effectively. The daily ups and down of democracy should not be interpreted as lack of stability.
Asif Ali Zardari

Meaning of "lessening" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LESSENING

lessening  [ˈlɛsənɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LESSENING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lessening is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LESSENING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of lessening in the English dictionary

The definition of lessening in the dictionary is the action of making or becoming less.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LESSENING


air-conditioning
ˈɛəkənˌdɪʃ ənɪŋ
awakening
əˈweɪkənɪŋ
chastening
ˈtʃeɪsənɪŋ
christening
ˈkrɪsənɪŋ
conditioning
kənˈdɪʃənɪŋ
fastening
ˈfɑːsənɪŋ
gardening
ˈɡɑːdənɪŋ
governing
ˈɡʌvənɪŋ
happening
ˈhæpənɪŋ
ironing
ˈaɪənɪŋ
lessoning
ˈlɛsənɪŋ
loosening
ˈluːsənɪŋ
opening
ˈəʊpənɪŋ
poisoning
ˈpɔɪzənɪŋ
positioning
pəˈzɪʃənɪŋ
questioning
ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ
reasoning
ˈriːzənɪŋ
strengthening
ˈstreŋθənɪŋ
threatening
ˈθrɛtənɪŋ
worsening
ˈwɜːsənɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LESSENING

lessee
lesseeship
lessen
Lesseps
lesser
lesser anteater
lesser Antillean iguana
Lesser Antilles
lesser celandine
lesser koodoo
lesser kudu
lesser panda
lesser periwinkle
lesser scaup
lesser spearwort
lesser spotted dogfish
lesser spotted woodpecker
Lesser Sunda Islands
lesser weever
lesser whitethroat

WORDS THAT END LIKE LESSENING

beginning
deepening
easy listening
enlightening
evening
frightening
good evening
grand opening
greening
hardening
intervening
life-threatening
lightening
listening
screening
sharpening
shortening
thickening
weakening
whitening
widening

Synonyms and antonyms of lessening in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LESSENING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lessening» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lessening

Translation of «lessening» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LESSENING

Find out the translation of lessening to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lessening from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lessening» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

减持
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

disminución
570 millions of speakers

English

lessening
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कम होना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تخفيف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ослабление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diminuição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কমিয়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

diminution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kurangkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verminderung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

減少
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

을 완화시키는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kurangi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự bớt đi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைந்துள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कमी करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eksiltme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diminuzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

osłabienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ослаблення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

slabire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελάττωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vermindering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

minskning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lessening
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lessening

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LESSENING»

The term «lessening» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.472 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LESSENING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lessening

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5 QUOTES WITH «LESSENING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lessening.
1
Claude Bernard
In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
2
William Falconer
The great weight of the ship may indeed prevent her from acquiring her greatest velocity; but when she has attained it, she will advance by her own intrinsic motion, without gaining any new degree of velocity, or lessening what she has acquired.
3
Harold Russell
The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy.
4
Charles Scott Sherrington
In some units it may suppress the motor discharge altogether, in some it may merely slow the motor discharge thus lessening the wave frequency of the contraction and so the tension.
5
Asif Ali Zardari
Not all political actors share our vision of fighting terrorism, lessening tensions in the region and focusing on building the economy. It is natural that they would challenge the government, but we have fought every challenge effectively. The daily ups and down of democracy should not be interpreted as lack of stability.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LESSENING»

Discover the use of lessening in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lessening and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Lessening Stream: An Environmental History of the Santa ...
The Lessening Stream reviews the changing human use of the Santa Cruz River and its aquifer from the earliest human presence in the valley to today.
Michael F. Logan, 2006
2
Lessening the Pressure: Array of Drugs Tames Hypertension: ...
These drugs slow the heartbeat by blocking the effect of nerve impulses to the heart and blood vessels, thereby lessening the burden on the heart. Beta blockers include Inderal (propranolol), Lopressor (metoprolol). and Tenormin ( atenolol). q ...
3
A Healthier, Happier You: 101 Steps for Lessening Stress
Take small steps every day toward restoring balance. Replace your chaos and achieve a happier, healthier you! Book jacket.
Loraine Bosse-Smith, 2004
4
Telecom Antitrust Handbook
The substantive test for determining whether mergers will violate the antitrust laws is whether there will be a "substantial lessening of competition," which is also the test used in the U.S. The OFT has primary responsibility for reviewing merger ...
‎2005
5
Hearings, reports and prints
destroys the smaller competitors. In 1914, the Congress was mainly concerned with this kind of 'substantial lessening.' For example, the old Standard Oil Co. which was subdivided in 1912, had acquired better than a 90 percent monopoly of ...
‎1857
6
ICSID Reports: Volume 4: Reports of Cases Decided Under the ...
I think . . . the word is used in a sense importing a greater rather than a less degree of lessening. Accordingly in my opinion competition in a market is substantially lessened if the extent of competition in the market which has been lost, is seen ...
R. Rayfuse, 1997
7
Enterprise Act 2002
Part 3 - Mergers Chapter 2 - Public interest cases (a) whether the creation of that situation may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services; and (b)  ...
Stationery Office Staff, 2002
8
Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence
Forafew,it means much more: Perhaps by legally binding himself todoso, or perhaps in another effective way,asuccessful entrepreneur must commit his profitsto ajudicious mix ofefficient business investment andefficient lessening of serious ...
Peter Unger, 1996
9
Catholick Christianity: Or, an Essay Toward Lessening the ...
In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.
Edward Synge, 2010
10
Lessening the Impact of the Stigma of Mental Illness Within ...
These works are packaged and produced by BiblioLabs under license by ProQuest UMI.
Jonathan M Spitz, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LESSENING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lessening is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Spending on College Jumps as Economy Improves - MoneyBeat …
As unemployment declines and home values improve, fear of running out of cash or not having sources to tap for funding is lessening, she says ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
In Bailouts, China's Bias for the Complex May Store Up Risk …
Averting an equities collapse would preserve the stock market as an arena for China's companies to raise capital, lessening their dependence ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
3
Dangerous move - The Scotsman
Many will share Israel's severe reservations about the lessening of sanctions on Iran and even limited and controlled access to technology and ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
4
City to weigh Costco, water proposals for Napa Pipe site
... on 80 percent of the county's required portion of below-market-rate homes, lessening the pressure to build into other unincorporated areas. «Napa Valley Register, Jul 15»
5
Final views sought on wool scourers merger | Stuff.co.nz
The commission gives "authorisation" where it considers the public benefits of a merger outweigh the lessening in competition. The commission ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
6
Cuba's Mariel port still growing though 1st foreign investors few
But Lopez-Levy said that, at least in principle, the rules at Mariel should do much to ease concerns, such as lessening bureaucratic bottlenecks. «Arkansas Online, Jul 15»
7
Footfall continues to drop in Wales but the pace of decline is slowing …
"Footfall in retail parks in Wales dropped by 0.3% in June, however, the good news is that the rate of decline has been lessening in each month ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
8
Either way, cut workers' pay: Employers' shifting case against …
Employer groups often claim that the impact of weekend work is lessening over time. Yet, the “evidence” is often feedback from their members. «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
9
P-Noy to sign anti-trust, cabotage bills | Business, News, The …
... trade or business practices which have the object or effect of unreasonably and substantially preventing, restricting or lessening competition. «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
10
What Honda-US settlement changes
It also "allows the lender to experiment with different approaches toward lessening discrimination and requires it to regularly report to the ... «Automotive News, Jul 15»

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