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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opposed to augment or increase.

2. (v. t.) To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.

3. (v. t.) To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.

4. (v. t.) To take away; to subtract.

5. (v. i.) To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

di-min'-ish: the Revised Version (British and American) has retained nearly all passages of the King James Version where "to diminish" is used. Some of these uses have become obsolete: Deuteronomy 4:2, "neither shall ye diminish from it." "Diminish" generally means "to reduce," "to lessen." In this sense it is employed in Ezekiel 5:11 from the Hebrew gara`, literally, "to shear." The picture of shearing the beard, expressing degradation and loss of manhood, may underlie this passage.

1641. elattoneo -- to be less
... have lack. From elasson; to diminish, ie Fall short -- have lack. see GREEK elasson.
(elattonesen) -- 1 Occurrence. 1640, 1641. elattoneo. 1642 . ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1639. gara -- to diminish, restrain, withdraw
... 1638, 1639. gara. 1640 . to diminish, restrain, withdraw. Transliteration:
gara Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-rah') Short Definition: withdrawn. Word Origin a prim ...
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4591. maat -- to be or become small, diminished, or few
... root Definition to be or become small, diminished, or few NASB Word Usage bring
to nothing (1), decrease (2), diminish (2), diminished (2), dwindles (1), few (2 ...
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6994. qaton -- to be small or insignificant
... A primitive root (rather denominative from qatan); to diminish, ie Be (causatively,
make) diminutive or (figuratively) of no account -- be a (make) small (thing ...
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4592. meat -- a little, fewness, a few
... Word Origin from maat Definition a little, fewness, a few NASB Word Usage almost
(2), brief (1), close (1), diminish (1), easily (1), enough (3), few (20 ...
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Whether a Habit Can Diminish?
Objection 1: It would seem that a habit cannot diminish. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether a habit can diminish.htm

How the Incarnation did not Limit the Ubiquity of the Word, nor ...
... On the Incarnation of the Word. Section 17. How the Incarnation did not limit the
ubiquity of the Word, nor diminish His Purity. (Simile of the Sun.). ...
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Whether Ignorance Diminishes a Sin?
... sin? Objection 1: It would seem that ignorance does not diminish a sin.
For that which is common to all sins does not diminish sin. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether ignorance diminishes a sin.htm

Whether Reasons in Support of what we Believe Lessen the Merit of ...
... i, 9). Now human reasoning seems to diminish the measure of the virtue of faith,
since it is essential to faith to be about the unseen, as stated above ([2294]Q ...
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Whether a Reason in Support of the Things of Faith Diminishes the ...
... it. Now a human reason seems to diminish the nature of the virtue of faith. ...
it. Hence a reason does not diminish the merit of faith. ...
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Whether Sin Diminishes the Good of Nature?
... Objection 1: It would seem that sin does not diminish the good of nature. ... Nom. iv).
Therefore neither does sin diminish the good of human nature. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether sin diminishes the good.htm

Whether Sin Diminishes Natural Good
... 1. It seems that sin does not diminish natural good. ... It follows that one who sins
cannot diminish the good of his own nature by his own sin. ...
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Whether Charity Can Decrease?
... of sin. Hence He does not diminish charity except by way of punishment:
and this punishment is due on account of sin. It follows ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether charity can decrease.htm

Whether the Aforesaid Works Avail for the Mitigation of the Pains ...
... For the measure of punishment in hell will answer to the measure of guilt. But
works done without charity do not diminish the measure of guilt. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the aforesaid works avail.htm

Whether Sin is Alleviated on Account of a Passion?
... the passion, the greater the sin. Therefore passion does not diminish sin,
but increases it. Objection 2: Further, a good passion ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether sin is alleviated on.htm

Diminish (22 Occurrences)
...DIMINISH. di-min'-ish: the Revised Version (British and American) has retained nearly
all passages of the King James Version where "to diminish" is used. ...
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Reduce (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality,
value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce ...
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Minish (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (v.) To diminish; to lessen. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. MINISH. min'-ash (the King James Version ...
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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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Aught (52 Occurrences)
... Exodus 5:8 And the number of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall
lay upon them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof: for they are idle ...
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Quota (5 Occurrences)
... You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry,
saying,'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.' (See NAS NIV). ...
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Tarnish (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (v.) To soil or diminish the appearance of, especially induced by the air, or
by dust, or the like; to diminish, dull, or destroy the luster of; to sully; as ...
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Decline (10 Occurrences)
... tend or draw towards a close, decay, or extinction; to tend to a less perfect state;
to become diminished or impaired; to fail; to sink; to diminish; to lessen ...
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Diminished (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Diminish. Multi-Version Concordance
Diminished (11 Occurrences). Exodus 5:11 Go yourselves ...
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Decrease (4 Occurrences)
... June to December. 2. (vt) To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually;
as, extravagance decreases one's means. 3. (n.) A becoming ...
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Diminish (22 Occurrences)

Exodus 5:8
The number of the bricks, which they made before, you require from them. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying,'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'

Exodus 5:19
The officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in trouble, when it was said, "You shall not diminish anything from your daily quota of bricks!"

Exodus 21:10
If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights.

Exodus 30:15
the rich doth not multiply, and the poor doth not diminish from the half-shekel, to give the heave-offering of Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls.

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.

Numbers 26:54
to the many thou shalt increase their inheritance, and to the few thou shalt diminish their inheritance; to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him.

Numbers 33:54
And ye shall take for yourselves the land as an inheritance by lot according to your families: to the many ye shall increase their inheritance, and to the few thou shalt diminish their inheritance: where the lot falleth to him, there shall be each man's inheritance; according to the tribes of your fathers shall ye take for yourselves the inheritance.

Numbers 35:8
And the cities which ye give 'are' of the possession of the sons of Israel, from the many ye multiply, and from the few ye diminish; each, according to his inheritance which they inherit, doth give of his cities to the Levites.'

Deuteronomy 4:2
You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 12:32
Whatever thing I command you, that you shall observe to do: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Job 6:17
At the time they diminish, they are dried up; when heat affecteth them, they vanish from their place:

Job 15:4
Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.

Job 36:27
When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,

Psalms 107:38
And He blesseth them, and they multiply exceedingly, And their cattle He doth not diminish.

Isaiah 19:6
The rivers will become foul. The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will wither away.

Jeremiah 10:24
O Jehovah, correct me, but in measure: not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 26:2
Thus says Yahweh: Stand in the court of Yahweh's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in Yahweh's house, all the words that I command you to speak to them; don't diminish a word.

Ezekiel 5:11
Therefore, as I live, says the Lord Yahweh, surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things, and with all your abominations, therefore will I also diminish you; neither shall my eye spare, and I also will have no pity.

Ezekiel 16:27
See therefore, I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food, and delivered you to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd way.

Ezekiel 29:15
It shall be the base of the kingdoms; neither shall it any more lift itself up above the nations: and I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.

Ezekiel 31:15
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In the day of his going down to sheol I have caused mourning, I have covered for him the deep, and diminish its flowings, And restrained are many waters, And I make Lebanon black for him, And all trees of the field have been covered for him.

Hosea 8:10
Yea, though they hire among the nations, now will I gather them; and they begin to be diminished by reason of the burden of the king of princes.
(Root in ASV NAS)



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