Decrease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) To grow less, -- opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.

2. (v. t.) To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.

3. (n.) A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.

4. (n.) The wane of the moon.

Greek
1642. elattoo -- to make less (in rank or influence)
... Word Origin from elasson Definition to make less (in rank or influence) NASB Word
Usage decrease (1), lower (2), made (2). decrease, make lower. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2637. chaser -- to lack, need, be lacking, decrease
... chaser. 2638 . to lack, need, be lacking, decrease. Transliteration: chaser Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-sare') Short Definition: lacking. Word Origin a prim. ...
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7918. shakak -- to decrease, abate
... 7917c, 7918. shakak. 7919 . to decrease, abate. Transliteration: shakak Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-kak') Short Definition: subsided. Word Origin a prim. ...
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4591. maat -- to be or become small, diminished, or few
... maat. 4592 . to be or become small, diminished, or few. Transliteration: maat
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-at') Short Definition: decrease. Word Origin a prim. ...
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Library

Whether Charity Can Decrease?
... OF THE SUBJECT OF CHARITY (TWELVE ARTICLES) Whether charity can decrease?
Objection 1: It would seem that charity can decrease. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether charity can decrease.htm

"We must Increase, but I must Decrease. "
... IX. "We must increase, but I must decrease.". (John 3:30.) ... This my joy, therefore,
is fulfilled. 'He must increase, but I must decrease.'". III. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/meyer/john the baptist/ix we must increase but.htm

Whether a Habit Can Diminish?
... Now increase and decrease are contraries. ... Reply to Objection 2: This argument would
hold, if the essence itself of a habit were nowise subject to decrease. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether a habit can diminish.htm

Are the Methodists a Fallen People?
... the Methodists are still a poor despised people, laboring under reproach and many
inconveniences; therefore, wherever the power of God is not, they decrease. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/are the methodists a fallen.htm

John Chapter iii. 29-36
... 4. "He must increase, but I must decrease." What is this? ... 5. What means, then,
"He must increase, but I must decrease"? This is a great mystery! ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xiv john chapter iii.htm

Preaching from the Stocks
... Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland, I diligently made
two inquiries: the first was concerning the increase or decrease of the people ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/preaching from the stocks.htm

Book ix. In the Last Book we Treated of the Indistinguishable ...
... For in every thing that is born, nature has the capacity for increase, but has
no power of decrease. Look at the trees, the crops, the cattle. ...
/.../hilary/the life and writings of st hilary of poitiers/book ix in the last.htm

John at ├ćnon.
... 30. He must increase, but I must decrease. As ... Righteousness. His own decrease is,
however, only a proof of the increase and fulness of Christ. ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/john at aenon.htm

"He must Increase"
... of the Saviour's work. He said, "This my joy therefore is fulfilled. He
must increase, but I must decrease.". Looking in faith to ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 18 he must increase.htm

All we Therefore, who Believe in the Living and True God...
... highest sense good and incapable of change, neither doth any evil, nor suffers any
evil, from Whom is every good, even that which admits of decrease, and Who ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/on continence/section 18 all we therefore.htm

Thesaurus
Decrease (4 Occurrences)
... to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc.,
or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from ...
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Wane (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To be diminished; to decline; to decrease; --
contrasted with wax, applied to moon phases. ... 3. (vt) To cause to decrease. ...
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Increase (184 Occurrences)
... or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority,
reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; -- opposed to decrease. ...
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Abate (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To reduce; to decrease; to diminish; as, the winds abated; to contract;
to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope. ...
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Sink (16 Occurrences)
... To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness
or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease. ...
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Quantity (18 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being
measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division ...
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Lessen (4 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) 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 ...
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Lower (72 Occurrences)
... interest, etc. 8. (vi) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease;
as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose. 9. (vi ...
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Waste (668 Occurrences)
... wasted; a squandering; needless destruction; useless consumption or expenditure;
devastation; loss without equivalent gain; gradual loss or decrease, by use ...
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Decorous (1 Occurrence)

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Bible Concordance
Decrease (4 Occurrences)

John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Leviticus 25:16 According to the length of the years you shall increase its price, and according to the shortness of the years you shall diminish its price; for he is selling the number of the crops to you.
(See NIV)

Psalms 107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly. He doesn't allow their livestock to decrease.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 29:6 Take wives, and father sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there, and don't be diminished.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

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