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Lessen meaning of the word Do I understand correctly lessen means to make smaller or less strong You may lessen the risk of heart diseases by keeping your weight You may lessen your weight by not eating after 7 p.m Thanks
Oct 8, 2019 9:46 AM
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"lessen" can mean make smaller or less strong, but better words to use are "reduce" or "diminish". "You may reduce/diminish the risk of heart diseases by keeping your weight down." (Both 'diminish' AND 'reduce' work here.) "You may reduce your weight by not eating after 7 p.m". ('reduce' is needed here.)
October 8, 2019
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