Sell also: lessen, decrease, diminish, fall, subside
But every day I tell my story, and be comfortable with my story and be comfortable with what I've done, and what I did, and how I am today, it lessens the likelihood it will ever happen.
Acquaintance lessens fame.
The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.
An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
Clare Boothe Luce