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Translation of decrease in Spanish:

intransitive verb

American English: /dəˈkris/
British English: /dɪˈkriːs/
  • 1 (in quantity)
    Example sentences
    • When fertility decreased, the garden would be abandoned and a new patch of land burnt for use.
    • Russian security unilateralism would decrease; consultation would increase.
    • Children from existing neighbourhoods will be affected by this catchment area decreasing.

transitive verb

American English: /dəˈkris/
British English: /dɪˈkriːs/
  • we must decrease our spending on armaments
    debemos disminuir or reducir los gastos de armamento


countable and uncountableAmerican English: /ˈdiˌkris/
, /dəˈkris/
British English: /ˈdiːkriːs/
  • crime is on the decrease
    la delincuencia está disminuyendo
    Example sentences
    • Interest rates on banking credits are expected to fall with the decrease in the basic interest rate.
    • Then came the economic downturn and a sharp decrease in the numbers venturing onto the slopes.
    • The capital encountered severe drought this year due to a sharp decrease in rainfall.
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