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lessen

['les(ə)n] брит. / амер.

гл.

    1. уменьшаться, сокращаться

    2. уменьшать, сокращать

  1. уст. преуменьшать; недооценивать, умалять

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Whichever way airport policies veered, so would his own prestige advance or lessen in places where it counted most.
Каким будет аэропорт, таким и престиж Мела в глазах тех, с чьим мнением приходилось считаться.
Hailey, Arthur / AirportХейли, Артур / Аэропорт
Аэропорт
Хейли, Артур
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Airport
Hailey, Arthur
© 1968, 2000 by Arthur Hailey, Ltd.
All of these approaches should lessen the danger, but strong and effective management is also required;
Все эти подходы призваны уменьшить риск, однако для этого необходимо также решительное и эффективное управление;
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
'On that understanding,' said my aunt, 'though it doesn't lessen the real obligation, I shall be very glad to leave him.'
– Такое условие мне подходит, хотя я буду вам обязана ничуть не меньше, – сказала бабушка, – и в таком случае я с радостью оставлю его.
Dickens, Charles / David CopperfieldДиккенс, Чарльз / Жизнь Дэвида Копперфилда
Жизнь Дэвида Копперфилда
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1959
David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles
© CRW Publishing Limited 2004
Janice, who is using the Law of Attraction to attract her ideal relationship, is a great example of how this tool can be used to lessen doubt.
Дженис, применяющая Закон Привлечения с целью привлечь идеальные взаимоотношения, — прекрасный пример того, насколько предлагаемое мной средство способно уменьшать сомнения.
Losier, Michael J. / Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don'tЛозьер, Майкл / Закон Привлечения: Наука о том, как привлекать в свою жизнь то, что хочешь, отталкивая то, чего не хочешь
Закон Привлечения: Наука о том, как привлекать в свою жизнь то, что хочешь, отталкивая то, чего не хочешь
Лозьер, Майкл
© «София», 2007
© ООО Издательство «София», 2007
© 2006 by Michael J. Losier
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't
Losier, Michael J.
© 2003, 2006 by Michael J. Losier
The darkness began to lessen, fading toward a dark gray.
Темнота начала рассеиваться, выцветая до тусклой серости.
Jordan, Robert / The Eye of the WorldДжордан, Роберт / Око мира
Око мира
Джордан, Роберт
The Eye of the World
Jordan, Robert
© 1990 by Robert Jordan
By lowering the smooth muscle tension as the reading of the transmural pressure approaches zero, we lessen the input of the viscous component of smooth muscle to the deformation curve.
Снижая гладкомышечный тонус при подходе к нулевым значениям трансмурального давления, мы как бы уменьшаем вклад вязкостного компонента гладких мышц в кривую деформирования.
McGristle’s ire did not lessen, though.
Однако гнев Макгристла не уменьшился.
Salvatore, Robert / SojournСальваторе, Роберт / Воин
Воин
Сальваторе, Роберт
© ИЦ "Максима", 2007
© 1990 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© В. Иванов, перевод, 2002
Sojourn
Salvatore, Robert
© 1991 TSR, Inc.
It's as if they want to lessen the shock.
Словно бы он пытается смягчить предстоящий удар.
Gates, Bill / Business @ the Speed of ThoughtГейтс, Билл / Бизнес со скоростью мысли
Бизнес со скоростью мысли
Гейтс, Билл
© 2001 Корпорация Microsoft
Business @ the Speed of Thought
Gates, Bill
© 1999 by William H. Gates, III
Fuller knowledge of the organization which produced such terrible results served to increase rather than to lessen the horror which it inspired in the minds of men.
Но, узнав, что это за организация, люди стали бояться ее не меньше, а больше.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / A Study in ScarletКонан Дойль, Артур / Этюд в багровых тонах
Этюд в багровых тонах
Конан Дойль, Артур
© 1966, издательство "Правда"
© перевод Н. Треневой
A Study in Scarlet
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2004
He remembered his medicine, rose, took it, and lay down on his back watching for the beneficent action of the medicine and for it to lessen the pain.
Он вспомнил о лекарствах, приподнялся, принял его, лег на спину, прислушиваясь к тому, как благотворно действует лекарство и как оно уничтожает боль.
Толстой, Л.Н. / Смерть Ивана ИльичаTolstoy, Leo / The Death of Ivan Ilych
The Death of Ivan Ilych
Tolstoy, Leo
© 1993 by Dover Publications, Inc.
Смерть Ивана Ильича
Толстой, Л.Н.
© Художественная литература, 1982
But it can shorten and lessen the birth-pangs.”
«Но оно может сократить и облегчить мучения родов».
Плеханов, Г. В. / Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. ЛавровуPlekhanov, G. V. / Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Plekhanov, G. V.
Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. Лаврову
Плеханов, Г. В.
© Государственное издательство политической литературы, 1949 г.
The second disadvantage is, that my lawyer must proceed with great caution, or else he will be reprimanded by the judges, and abhorred by his brethren, as one that would lessen the practice of the law.
Невыгодно для меня также и то, что мой стряпчий должен проявить крайнюю осмотрительность, иначе он рискует получить замечание со стороны судей и навлечь неприязнь своих собратьев за унижение профессионального достоинства.
Swift, Jonathan / Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the worldСвифт, Джонатан / Путешествия Гулливера
Путешествия Гулливера
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Правда", 1987
Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world
Swift, Jonathan
Her hair was worn in a crew cut, giving her a stark look that somehow didn’t lessen her femininity.
Короткая стрижка придавала ей суровый вид, который, как ни странно, нисколько не умалял ее женственности.
Rollins, James / Ice HuntРоллинс, Джеймс / Айсберг
Айсберг
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2003 by Jim Czajkowski
© В. Шуверов, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Ice Hunt
Rollins, James
© 2003 by Jim Czajkowski
The implementation of a "genuine Marshall Plan" in favour of Africa, with a view to reducing the tremendous poverty and lessen the recurring tensions from which its populations are suffering;
осуществление «настоящего плана Маршалла» в интересах Африки в целях сокращения колоссальных масштабов бедности и снижения напряженности, от которой периодически страдает население ее стран;
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
Don't you know how it would lessen your sentence?
Да известно ли вам, какая вам за это воспоследует сбавка?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media

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'les(ə)nVerbуменьшаться; сокращаться

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Collocations

lessen fertility
снизить плодородие
lessen the hours of work
сократить рабочий день
to lessen speed
уменьшать скорость
lessening of sexual drive
понижение полового влечения
lessening of demand
снижение спроса
lessening of need
уменьшение потребности
lessening of supply
сокращение поставок
lessening of tensions
разрядка

Word forms

lessen

verb
Basic forms
Pastlessened
Imperativelessen
Present Participle (Participle I)lessening
Past Participle (Participle II)lessened
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I lessenwe lessen
you lessenyou lessen
he/she/it lessensthey lessen
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am lesseningwe are lessening
you are lesseningyou are lessening
he/she/it is lesseningthey are lessening
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have lessenedwe have lessened
you have lessenedyou have lessened
he/she/it has lessenedthey have lessened
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been lesseningwe have been lessening
you have been lesseningyou have been lessening
he/she/it has been lesseningthey have been lessening
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I lessenedwe lessened
you lessenedyou lessened
he/she/it lessenedthey lessened
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was lesseningwe were lessening
you were lesseningyou were lessening
he/she/it was lesseningthey were lessening
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had lessenedwe had lessened
you had lessenedyou had lessened
he/she/it had lessenedthey had lessened
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been lesseningwe had been lessening
you had been lesseningyou had been lessening
he/she/it had been lesseningthey had been lessening
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will lessenwe shall/will lessen
you will lessenyou will lessen
he/she/it will lessenthey will lessen
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be lesseningwe shall/will be lessening
you will be lesseningyou will be lessening
he/she/it will be lesseningthey will be lessening
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have lessenedwe shall/will have lessened
you will have lessenedyou will have lessened
he/she/it will have lessenedthey will have lessened
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been lesseningwe shall/will have been lessening
you will have been lesseningyou will have been lessening
he/she/it will have been lesseningthey will have been lessening
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would lessenwe should/would lessen
you would lessenyou would lessen
he/she/it would lessenthey would lessen
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be lesseningwe should/would be lessening
you would be lesseningyou would be lessening
he/she/it would be lesseningthey would be lessening
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have lessenedwe should/would have lessened
you would have lessenedyou would have lessened
he/she/it would have lessenedthey would have lessened
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been lesseningwe should/would have been lessening
you would have been lesseningyou would have been lessening
he/she/it would have been lesseningthey would have been lessening
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am lessenedwe are lessened
you are lessenedyou are lessened
he/she/it is lessenedthey are lessened
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being lessenedwe are being lessened
you are being lessenedyou are being lessened
he/she/it is being lessenedthey are being lessened
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been lessenedwe have been lessened
you have been lessenedyou have been lessened
he/she/it has been lessenedthey have been lessened
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was lessenedwe were lessened
you were lessenedyou were lessened
he/she/it was lessenedthey were lessened
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being lessenedwe were being lessened
you were being lessenedyou were being lessened
he/she/it was being lessenedthey were being lessened
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been lessenedwe had been lessened
you had been lessenedyou had been lessened
he/she/it had been lessenedthey had been lessened
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be lessenedwe shall/will be lessened
you will be lessenedyou will be lessened
he/she/it will be lessenedthey will be lessened
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been lessenedwe shall/will have been lessened
you will have been lessenedyou will have been lessened
he/she/it will have been lessenedthey will have been lessened