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Lower

Pronunciation of Lower
/lˈə͡ʊə/, /lˈə‍ʊə/, /l_ˈəʊ_ə/

Antonyms for lower:

heighten, elevate, raise.

Synonyms for lower:

Sense 1

low-water mark, leer, low-profile, smalltime, underfloor, narrow down, bore into, shrivel, black look, nibble away at, underlying, sulk, roll back, outstare, push over, underfoot, undersea, jut, crumple, low-lying, whittle away, top-slice, rock bottom, grind away at, winnow down, whittle down, underwater, low-slung, wince, lop off, fall over, knock-down, subterranean, stare down, fix with.

Sense 2

dilute, minimize, stay down, shave off, low-level, lop, stumble, poor, depressed, fall out, impend, bug out, subnormal, sunken, minor, beneath, cut into, wink, scowl, soften, lesser, minor league, overbalance, brew, lighten.

Sense 3

halve, loom, underground, knock off, shed, plop, chop, stoop, slice, overhang, encroach.

Sense 4

swoop, under, below, wrinkle.

Sense 5

low, downgrade, small.

Sense 6

threaten.

Sense 7

screw up, eye, trip.

Sense 8

shower, slow.

Sense 9

come off, meet, balance, dive, hang, dip, send.

Sense 10

lock, tip.

Sense 12

go down.

Sense 15

jump.

Sense 18

down.

Sense 19

mark, pitch.

bring down

throw down.

cheapen

mark down.

cut short

clip.

decrease

die down, narrow down.

depress

press down.

detract

belittle.

dim

turn down.

disappoint

let down.

divisional

district.

economize

cut back.

elder

older.

frown

glower, frown, scowl.

get down

get down.

humble

take down.

smaller

shorter.

decreased (adjective)

contracted, compressed, eroded, decremented, diminished, abridged, Abated, drained, deflated, Compacted, truncated, depleted, decreased, Receded, shortened, lessened, abbreviated, shrunk, Curtailed, concentrated.

low (adjective)

depleted, depressed, bottom, beneath, below, inferior, level, low-lying, sunken, down, small, poor, lowly.

lower (adjective)

lessened, lesser, junior, diminished, decreased, minor, nether, secondary, Curtailed, low, under, subordinate, smaller.

smaller (adjective)

shorter.

subordinate (adjective)

subnormal.

unimportant (adjective)

small.

Sense 2 (noun)

shrivel, halve, top-slice, scowl, minimize.

Sense 4 (noun)

impend, loom, brew, beneath, below, subterranean, threaten, under, underwater, overhang, underlying, underground, underfoot.

Sense 5 (noun)

down, sunken, depressed, low-level, subnormal, low, rock bottom.

Sense 6 (noun)

meet, fix with, bore into, outstare, stare down, leer, eye, lock.

Sense 7 (noun)

go down.

artifact (noun)

lower berth.

inferior (noun)

nether.

lower (noun)

frown, less, turn down, take down, junior-grade, junior, petty, lower-ranking, depress, get down, glower, chthonian, secondary, subaltern, let down, bottom, chthonic, subordinate, lowly, nether, inferior, lour, lower berth, bring down, infernal.

reduce (noun)

de-escalate.

cheapen (verb)

degrade, devalue, slash, cheapen, mark down, devaluate.

decrease (verb)

concentrate, deplete, truncate, subside, deflate, deduct, lessen, drain, compress, contract, curtail, abridge, recede, shorten, detract, abate, compact, shrink, dwindle, erode, decrease, die down, diminish, abbreviate, decrement.

depress (verb)

debase, depress, attenuate, sink.

descend (verb)

drop, decline, slump, plunge, topple, come down, tumble, descend, slip, fall down, slide, settle, fall, plummet.

discount (verb)

undersell.

lower (verb)

debase, devaluate, cast down, moderate, let down, devalue, humble, demean, take down, degrade, cut back, decrease, de-escalate, undervalue, drop, abase, roll back, descend, depreciate, submerge, lessen, sink, stoop, curtail, clip, deflate, reduce, cut, pare, set down, write off, deepen, abate, decry, slash, shave, cut down, downgrade, humiliate, diminish, downsize, depress, mark down, soften, prune.

shorten (verb)

clip, belittle, condense.

subordinate (verb)

junior.

subtract (verb)

delete, elide, crop, dock, discount, shave, prune, shear, depreciate, subtract, cut, reduce, bob, trim, weed, pare.

Usage examples for lower:

  • The two girls ran down- stairs to the lower floor. - "Peggy", Laura E. Richards.
  • Only the roof was one story lower then. - "It Happened in Egypt", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  • He found me waiting for him in the lower hall. - "The Mayor's Wife", Anna Katherine Green.

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