decrease-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: diminish, lessen

The atmosphere decreases as you go higher.
The deficit was decreased by 20 percent with the booming economy.
They will be decreasing the staff in three departments next month.

VerbNet: calibratable_cos-45.6-1,other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: Change_position_on_a_scale,Cause_change_of_position_on_a_scale
PropBank: decrease.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2