1Make or become less: [ with object ] : the new law is expected to
Diminue is from Old French diminuer "make small," from Latin diminuere "break
into small pieces," variant of deminuere "lessen,
to become or to cause (something) to become less in size, importance, etc. : to lessen the authority or reputation of (someone or something) : to describe ...
v. di·min·ished, di·min·ish·ing, di·min·ish·es. v.tr. 1. a. To make smaller or less; reduce or lessen. See Synonyms at decrease. b. To detract from the authority, ...