V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to diminish in intensity; 2. to sink to a lower level

Synonyms: abate, diminish, decrease, lessen, slacken, recede

Antonyms: amplify, enhance, expand, intensify

Tips: When thinking of ways of applying the word subside, think of noise, emotion, or actions calming down and diminishing. In business, interest in a product can subside if advertising has become ineffective. In weather, a storm can subside (calm, lessen).

Usage Examples:

The administration hopes the clashes between riot police and protestors will eventually subside. (abate, diminish)

If the rain subsides, we will have the company picnic as planned. (recede, abate)

The economy seemed to be on an upswing after the concerns over inflation subsided. (decreased, diminished)

Thankfully, her headache subsided soon after she took the pain killer. (receded, diminished)

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