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lessen (v.)

"to become less," c. 1300, from less (adj.) + -en (1). Transitive sense "to make less" is from c. 1400. Related: Lessened; lessening.

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Definitions of lessen

lessen (v.)
decrease in size, extent, or range;
Synonyms: decrease / diminish / fall
lessen (v.)
make smaller;
Synonyms: decrease / minify
lessen (v.)
wear off or die down;
Synonyms: subside
From wordnet.princeton.edu