(cause to) become shorter,smaller,less
amount by which sth decreases
"there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"
"there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"
"The cabin pressure fell dramatically"
"her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"
"his voice fell to a whisper"
"He decreased his staff"
The bruise was still visible..though the swelling had decreased.
出自： A. Sillitoe
Decreasing the chances of his proposal being accepted.
出自： J. G. Farrell