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  • 1 Lessen — bezeichnet folgende Orte: einen Stadtteil von Gera, Thüringen, siehe Lessen (Gera) Groß Lessen und Klein Lessen, Stadtteile von Sulingen, Niedersachsen die Stadt Lessines, Hennegau, Belgien die Stadt Łasin, Woiwodschaft Kujawien Pommern, Polen… …

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  • 2 Lessen — Less en (l[e^]s n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lessened} ( nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lessening}.] [From {Less}, a.] To make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 lessen — UK US /ˈlesən/ verb [I or T] ► to make something smaller, less noticeable, etc., or to become smaller, less noticeable, etc.: »Corporate executives are keen to embrace green technology in order to lessen their dependence on fossil fuels.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Lessen — Less en, v. i. To become less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; to be diminished; as, the apparent magnitude of objects lessens as we recede from them; his care, or his wealth, lessened. [1913 Webster] The objection lessens much, and comes to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Lessen — Lessen, 1) (Laszyn) Stadt im Kreise Graudenz des Regierungsbezirks Marienwerder (preußische Provinz Preußen), am Schloßsee; Leinweberei; 1900 Ew.; 2) so v.w. Lessinnes …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Lessen — Lessen, Stadt im preuß. Regbez. Marienwerder, Landkreis Graudenz, am Lessener See und an der Staatsbahnlinie Garnsee L., hat eine katholische (von 1305) und eine evang. Kirche, Synagoge, ein neues Rathaus, Maschinenfabrik, Dampfmolkerei,… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Lessen — Lessen, Stadt im preuß. Reg. Bez. Marienwerder, am Lessener See, (1905) 2720 E …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 lessen — I verb abate, abbreviate, abridge, abstract, adulterate, allay, alleviate, assuage, attenuate, bate, belittle, boil down, calumniate, censure, check, compress, condense, contract, curb, curtail, cut, cut down, decimate, decline, decrease, decry,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 lessen — (v.) to become less, c.1300, from LESS (Cf. less) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Lessened; lessening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 lessen — *decrease, diminish, reduce, abate, dwindle Analogous words: *shorten, curtail, retrench, abridge, abbreviate: shrink, *contract: lighten, mitigate, alleviate (see RELIEVE): *thin, dilute, attenuate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 lessen — [v] lower, reduce abate, abridge, amputate, attenuate, become smaller, clip, close, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, decline, decrease, de escalate, degrade, die down, dilute, diminish, downsize, drain, dwindle, ease, erode, grow less,… …

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  • 12 lessen — ► VERB ▪ make or become less …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 lessen — [les′ən] vt. 1. to make less; decrease 2. Archaic to belittle; minimize; disparage vi. to become less SYN. DECREASE …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 lessen — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, greatly, significantly ▪ Eating a good diet significantly lessens the risk of heart disease. ▪ somewhat ▪ gradually …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 lessen — less|en [ˈlesən] v [I and T] to become smaller in size, importance, or value, or make something do this = ↑reduce lessen the risk/chance/possibility etc (of sth) ▪ Exercise lessens the risk of heart disease. lessen the impact/effect/importance… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 lessen — [[t]le̱s(ə)n[/t]] lessens, lessening, lessened V ERG If something lessens or you lessen it, it becomes smaller in size, amount, degree, or importance. He is used to a lot of attention from his wife, which will inevitably lessen when the baby is… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 lessen — UK [ˈles(ə)n] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms lessen : present tense I/you/we/they lessen he/she/it lessens present participle lessening past tense lessened past participle lessened to become smaller in amount, level, importance… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 lessen — verb 1) the new law did little to lessen the stigma Syn: reduce, make less/smaller, minimize, decrease; allay, assuage, alleviate, attenuate, palliate, ease, dull, deaden, blunt, moderate, mitigate, dampen, soften …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 Lessen — Lessines   Lessines …

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  • 20 lessen — /les euhn/, v.i. 1. to become less. v.t. 2. to make less; reduce. 3. Archaic. to represent as less; depreciate; disparage. [1300 50; late ME lessenen, lasnen (see LESS, EN1); r. ME lessen] * * * …

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