# Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Decrease"

## The meaning of "Decrease" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does to cover the decrease in revenue with my fortune-telling fees mean?
A:
It means that you will make up for a decrease in your regular income by charging people to tell them their fortune, to predict their future.
Q: What does The latest decrease followed a 3 percent drop during the 2016-2017 school year.

mean?
A: 最近的一次下降是在2016-2017学年，减少了3个百分点
Q: What does decrease processed food mean?
A: decrease is to reduce, so reduce processed food.
An example: "The government recommends a decrease in eating processed foods", would mean "The government recommends reducing consumption (eating) of processed foods"
Q: What does decrease 109 by 64 mean?
A: Increase means +
Decrease means -
by: using that amount

e.g Decrease 300 by 20 (300-20) =280

## Example sentences using "Decrease"

Q: Please show me example sentences with increase. decrease .
A: He had to increase his food intake. She had to decrease how often she watched tv. They weren’t sure if they should increase or decrease the amount of lotion they used.
Q: Please show me example sentences with decrease .
A: The number of sales will decrease if we don’t present better advertising.

I’ve seen a big decrease in the amount of people attending this school.

Decrease means “shrink” or “grow small”.

## Synonyms of "Decrease" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between decrease and decline ?
A: Decrease is more commonly used, but they both can mean the same thing.

Decrease has just the 1 meaning, but decline can also mean a (polite) refusal of something.

For example, "I declined the offer" means "I said no to the offer".

Decline is more used for numbers that are getting smaller. So think Mathematics, graphs, finance.

In most cases though, you can use decrease in any place where something is getting smaller. There are many cases that decline shouldn't be used in place of decrease though.

For example, you could say "I am decreasing in size", but you shouldn't say "I am declining in size"
Q: What is the difference between decrease and decline ?
A: Both can mean "going down"
Decrease mainly means "to make less of"
Decline can mean "to go down" but it can also mean "to deny"
Q: What is the difference between decrease and lower and decline and reduce ?
A: They are similar. Sometimes they can be used interchangeably. Sometimes they cannot be used interchangeably. They pair with different words.

1. decrease/lower/reduce = (someone) makes (something) smaller

"She decreased her spending habits."
"I lowered my expectations for happiness."
"Amy reduced the amount of homework for her students."

2. decrease/lower/reduce/decline = (something) becomes smaller

"Sales decreased last year."
"The number of patients in the hospital will lower in summer."
"My weight reduced by eating less."
"The trend of economic growth declined."

3. decline = (someone) rejects (something)

"I declined him for a date."
"I declined the job offer."
"I declined speaking to him again."

4. lower = (someone) moves (something) closer to the ground; (something) moves closer to the ground

"I lowered the boxes to the floor."
"I lowered my eyes in shame."
"I lowered myself onto my bed."
Q: What is the difference between decrease and descend ?
A: The amount of rain will decrease in the summer.
Rain will descend from the sky durring the storm.
Q: What is the difference between decrease and decline ?
A: In general, "decline" refers to going down a literal or metaphoric slope or to refuse or turn down an offer. "Decrease" refers to reducing the amount of something.

Decline can also refer to the rejection of something. For example, "I decline your offer," means that you reject the offer.

## Translations of "Decrease"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? decrease 와 decline 의 차이가 뭔가요
A: There are some more specific differences, but one major difference is:
Decline has two meanings, to reject, and also works as a noun, meaning a downward slant. Decrease has one meaning, but two forms, one as a noun and the other as a verb.
(명사= "감소"라는 것 아니면 같은 단어들, 동사= "줄다"라는 것 아니면 같은 단어들)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Ever decreasing
A: No. It is the same as “it keeps on decreasing” or “it won’t stop decreasing.”
Also, you can’t put “more” in front of a verb like that.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? how different between decrease and reduce?
A: good Q.
similar but reduce(d) shows perhaps more deliberate action.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? decrease
A: "Decrease." "The company's profit decreased last year."

Q: If I want to let "decrease" be a adjective, which one is correct？
(A)decreased
(B)decreasing
A: Decreased intensity
Decreased memory
Decreasing levels
Decreasing numbers

Both can be correct.
Q: This was predicted decrease because a portion of the current business had been planned to end in
2019. Does this sound natural?
A: This was [the] predicted decrease [as the] [current amount] of business had been planned to end [by] 2019.

Hope this helps. : )
Q: It is decrease of the number of children that problem Japan faces. Does this sound natural?
A: × It is decrease of the number of children that problem Japan faces.
✓ The decrease in the number of children is the problem that Japan is currently facing.

Q: Please show me how to pronounce decrease.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: reduce or decrease children's screen time Does this sound natural?
A: both reduce and decrease work!

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