Curtail (v.): to reduce in extent or quantity; cut short.

Synonyms: reduce, decrease

Example Sentence: My county banned fireworks in order to curtail the frequency of brush fires.


Pall (v.): to become less appealing or interesting through familiarity.

Synonyms: wear off, lose attraction

Example Sentence: Many polls have reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has palled.



Dwindle (v.): to diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength.

Synonyms: decrease, reduce

Example Sentence: Google recently ensured its investors that the stock will not dwindle in the near future.


Diminution (n.): A reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.

Synonyms: reduction, decrease

Example Sentence: The United States is pushing for the diminution of the Confederate flag to promote unity.


Abate (v.): to become less intense or widespread.

Synonyms: decrease, moderate

Example Sentence: The major corporation, General Electric, recently stated that they will be abating its size by terminating its financial sector.


Taper (v.): to gradually decrease the intensity of something.

Synonyms: lessen,  decrease

Example Sentence: The San Francisco Giants most likely tapered during practice before the post season started.