UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈdiːkriːs/, verb: /diːˈkriːs/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. dɪˈkris; n. ˈdikris, dɪˈkris/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. di krēs; n.krēs, di krēs)

Inflections of 'decrease' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [sharp, steep, significant] decrease
  2. a [slight, minor, small] decrease
  3. a [sudden, gradual, lengthy] decrease
  4. an [expected, unexpected] decrease (in)
  5. a decrease of [ten] [points, percent]
  6. a [ten] -point decrease
  7. a [ten] -percent decrease
  8. caused a decrease (in)
  9. the decrease was caused by
  10. a decrease in [quality, productivity, quantity, numbers]
  11. a decrease in [sales, popularity, value, price, profit]
  12. a decrease in [interest, unemployment, crime] rates
  13. a decrease in [net, gross, total] (profit, sales, weight)
  14. a decrease of [over, more than, approximately, roughly]
  15. a decrease from last [year, term, quarter]
  16. has [reported, experienced, posted] a decrease of
  17. the [shares, markets] have experienced a [sharp, steep] decrease
  18. the decrease is a [result, consequence] of
  1. the [population, rate, frequency] has decreased
  2. the number of [deaths, accidents, enrollments] have decreased
  3. decreased from [100] to [90]
  4. decreased [significantly, rapidly, slightly]
  5. decreased over the past [10 years]
  6. decreased over the last [10 years]
  7. decrease in [value, number, height]
  8. has decreased in popularity
  9. decrease the [number, amount, risk, rate] (of)
  10. decrease [speed, acceleration]
  11. [output, production, efficiency] has decreased
  12. has decreased [public, government] spending
  13. have decreased their [contributions, assistance]
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