lessen vs lesson

lessen lesson

Definitions

  • 1) intransitive To become less.
  • 2) transitive To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  • 3) decrease in size, extent, or range
  • 4) wear off or die down
  • 5) make smaller
  • 6) To make less; reduce. synonym: decrease.
  • 7) Archaic To make little of; belittle.
  • 8) To become less; decrease.
  • 9) To become less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; to be diminished
  • 10) To make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade

Definitions

  • 1) Something learned or to be learned.
  • 2) Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.
  • 3) A learning task assigned to a student; homework.
  • 4) A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.
  • 5) A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.
  • 6) A reading from the Bible or other sacred text as part of a religious service.
  • 7) The act or an instance of instructing; teaching.
  • 8) The knowledge or wisdom so acquired.
  • 9) A period of instruction; a class.
  • 10) Something to be learned.
  • 11) An assignment or exercise in which something is to be learned.
  • 12) An experience, example, or observation that imparts new knowledge or understanding.
  • 13) A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
  • 14) (Mus.) An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
  • 15) That which is learned or taught by an express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine.
  • 16) A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction.
  • 17) Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time.
  • 18) a task assigned for individual study
  • 19) punishment intended as a warning to others
  • 20) a unit of instruction
  • 21) the significance of a story or event
  • 22) Instruction conveyed to a pupil at a set time: as, to give lessons in drawing or music.
  • 23) Specifically A portion of Scripture or other sacred writing appointed to be read during divine service.
  • 24) Severe admonition; reproof; rebuke.
  • 25) A reading; a part of a book or writing read (originally aloud) at one time for information or instruction.
  • 26) Something to be learned at one time; a task assigned for study and recitation; a division of a text-book, or a particular portion of knowledge of any kind, constituting a single exercise for a pupil.
  • 27) Something learned, or that may be learned; a special piece of knowledge gained or imparted; an inculcation serving for guidance or for warning.
  • 28) To give a lesson to; to teach.
  • 29) To teach a lesson to; instruct.
  • 30) To rebuke or reprimand.
  • 31) To teach; to instruct.

Examples

  • 1) Having a definitive result would lessen the chances of teams being able to contrive an outcome but it would not remove the possibility completely.
  • 2) Organisations can further reduce waste, cut costs and lessen the environmental impact of their printing simply by adopting smarter print practices.
  • 3) What matters is that manufacturers are doing what they can to lessen their environmental impact.
  • 4) It may not be possible to save your marriage but it can lessen the pain.
  • 5) You also lessen the risk of losing it.
  • 6) The military have tried so hard to lessen these effects.
  • 7) Returns from investment banking are under mounting regulatory pressure but there is also lessening competition.
  • 8) There are two ways that anglers often draw unwitting attention to themselves and so lessen their chances.
  • 9) This may lessen the impetus to aggressively seek medical help.
  • 10) We should also continue lessening the tax burden.
  • 11) Jumping may lessen the impact but not by enough to matter.
  • 12) This may well be a price worth paying to lessen the risk of another financial disaster.
  • 13) It does not allow mergers that substantially lessen competition.
  • 14) The following may help to lessen your anxiety.
  • 15) They will understand exactly how you feel and that will lessen your burden.
  • 16) Either or both will lessen the impact of a positive earnings surprise.
  • 17) The ambition was to lessen the risk of financial catastrophe.
  • 18) Most of the adjustments pastors have made to lessen the discouraging effect of sluggish attendance figures are internal.
  • 19) That does not lessen its importance.
  • 20) To make this slightly healthier, cut the potatoes into bigger sizes as this will lessen the amount of goose fat absorbed.
  • 21) Not only do the new arrivals improve the strength of the squad, they lessen the chance of signed us complacency in others.
  • 22) Although these costs may not behave perfectly, it does not lessen the importance of understanding the nature of costs in improving company efficiency.
  • 23) I pay by direct debit - it seems to lessen the pain of this unfair poll tax.
  • 24) This, the regulator says, could lessen competition between the two chains.
  • 25) If you have a Marine or Sailor in 1st platoon, don't be surprised if the frequency of your loved ones calls lessen and their e-mails stop altogether.
  • 26) But he knew he would have to use some other stuff to kind of lessen the sting of his disagreement with how McCain is handling that situation about a confidential source.
  • 27) Nor will they "lessen" it or compromise it in anyway.
  • 28) For me the major breakthrough in my personal feminism was realizing that I didn't have to either agree with or even understand other's choices but that it did not "lessen" them as women or feminists.
  • 29) EDITED TO ADD: After 5 lovely people had read and commented on this entry, I realized I had typed the word "lessen" instead of the more appropriate "lesson" in the second to last paragraph.
  • 30) Could it be that when you grow up knowing that you are a disadvantaged minority in a society, you also "lessen" your dreams?
  • 31) I saw a giant need for us as a species to not only "lessen" our dependence on carbon based fuels, but to do away with our utilization of them as a fuel source period!
  • 32) When dealing with job titles that are higher-level than the positions for which you are applying, reduce bulleted points under these titles in the resume, and potentially "lessen" the title to a more appropriate name (as many companies will give you big titles in exchange for less compensation).
  • 33) In an attempt to 'lessen' the gang-rape and murder of Abeer, they insisted she was 26-years-old.
  • 34) ‘The ambulance guys thanked me for being diligent and my anxiety about wasting their time was lessened.’
  • 35) ‘They diminish our humanity and, for that reason, they lessen our capacity for God.’
  • 36) ‘As their powers wane and their visibility lessens, they are not forgotten.’
  • 37) ‘Also, some coaches are lessening the fall impact of injuries by scheduling spring practice earlier.’
  • 38) ‘In this way it lessens the shock of the fall, enabling it to survive unscathed.’
  • 39) ‘That terror is still in force, and the fact that it has faded from the headlines does not mean it has lessened.’
  • 40) ‘This lessens their feelings of isolation and helplessness.’
  • 41) ‘In fact, being part of the Greek community lessens the influence of such vices on impressionable young people.’
  • 42) ‘Inhaling sandalwood oil lessens stress and can stop vomiting.’
  • 43) ‘That makes me feel good, and also lessens my workload.’
  • 44) ‘The grieving process is typically slow, gradually winding along until it eventually lessens.’
  • 45) ‘Keep in mind that once it rains, the crabs and fish will probably move more towards the entrance as the salt content upstream lessens.’
  • 46) ‘None of which lessens their beauty or historical value.’
  • 47) ‘Every time a battery is left to go completely flat it lessens its chances of taking full charge again, which is probably why the situation is getting worse.’
  • 48) ‘Rainwater harvesting also lessens local erosion and flooding caused by impervious cover such as pavement and roof.’
  • 49) ‘When she takes an antihistamine the level of nasal fluid lessens.’
  • 50) ‘An unwavering sense of purpose, or destiny, motivates many impostors, and even exposure rarely lessens this desire.’
  • 51) ‘Whether the posturing turns into something good is a question of whether the culture of pressure on artists lessens.’
  • 52) ‘This lessens my anxiety over the prospect that for many years to come I will be slaving away to meet my commitments to the bank.’
  • 53) ‘When the conflict is so easily resolved, it lessens the tension and lowers the stakes of the story.’

Examples

  • 1) What lessons does it offer to what appears to be a mortally sick party?
  • 2) Plus maybe some old fella reading the lesson.
  • 3) What is the most important lesson you have learnt about money?
  • 4) It was one of the lessons of my life.
  • 5) What was its most important lesson for the economy?
  • 6) What were the key lessons of that experience?
  • 7) From the past week there was a lesson in why people react in different ways to similar stories.
  • 8) So, a valuable lesson in the end.
  • 9) She raised money as best she could through giving music lessons, but major sponsorship was needed.
  • 10) You would think we had learned our lesson about not borrowing too much.
  • 11) You can learn valuable lessons from unpleasant people too.
  • 12) That lesson has been read as an encouraging one.
  • 13) The share price performance is an object lesson on what happens when a star performer disappoints.
  • 14) The question now is whether the lessons of that period have been learnt.
  • 15) What lessons does their experience hold for the rest of the world?
  • 16) You may study it all your life and draw one lesson after another in physics from it.
  • 17) Their top tips offer valuable lessons for more modest punters.
  • 18) The frustration of this period taught me an important lesson.
  • 19) His team found a gulf in the quality and quantity of music lessons.
  • 20) Your daughter needs more lessons in sharing and being gentle.
  • 21) It will be a hard lesson to teach.
  • 22) He sang with a band and often spent part of his maths lessons talking about music.
  • 23) We need to learn lessons and we must understand the consumer much better.
  • 24) This is a lesson for people not to experiment with drugs.
  • 25) The lessons of that period still apply.
  • 26) One of our biases is that we can ignore the lessons of experience.
  • 27) We decided to forgo our English lesson for a night and entertain our friends.
  • 28) Teachers are able to spend more time on teaching and less time is wasted dealing with poor behaviour during the hour-long lessons.
  • 29) So I have an hour-long lesson and it is quite easy to get back into that school mentality.
  • 30) A TEENAGE learner driver was fined for speeding on a driving lesson with her instructor.
  • 31) ‘With the first two lessons, students are learning right away that a sketchbook is not necessarily a book of drawings, but a tool for the artist to use in many different ways.’
  • 32) ‘Many teachers elect to continue teaching private or group lessons during the summer.’
  • 33) ‘Word quickly spread about the convenience and economy that could result from teaching survival lessons at a distance.’
  • 34) ‘She has a particular interest in developing integrated cross-curriculum lessons with classroom teachers.’
  • 35) ‘The second block requires teacher candidates to teach independent lessons.’
  • 36) ‘If a child is going to be successful academically, teachers must adapt lessons to meet that child's specific learning needs.’
  • 37) ‘There are many examples of very good and occasionally excellent teaching observed in lessons across the school.’
  • 38) ‘You've just came back from a tutoring lesson, right after school.’
  • 39) ‘Music lessons for school children are taking place in the Community Centre each Saturday afternoon.’
  • 40) ‘Before the summit, transport providers were given advanced driving lessons in order to save energy and to reduce air pollution.’
  • 41) ‘I have wanted to work as a counselor from my home or teach private piano lessons.’
  • 42) ‘Take a private tennis lesson from a pro or choose a women-only class.’
  • 43) ‘He quickly began thinking of how to go about teaching his first dance lesson ever.’
  • 44) ‘I took my first swimming lessons when I was 18 months old.’
  • 45) ‘Anyway, there is this really attractive woman who takes singing lessons at our school.’
  • 46) ‘She started teaching piano lessons at age 8 to her neighborhood friends shortly after she started taking lessons.’
  • 47) ‘Despite the pain, she has started taking PE lessons again at school.’
  • 48) ‘She taught herself the instrument for a year before she began taking guitar lessons.’
  • 49) ‘She studied math at New York Community College and earned enough money working part-time to begin private flying lessons.’
  • 50) ‘One method is to exchange lessons with a Chinese teacher.’
  • 51) ‘Today's object lesson is the coverage of a promising medical breakthrough.’
  • 52) ‘Today had to start out with one of those little object lessons in manners.’
  • 53) ‘Despite the fact that this lesson took several class periods to complete, I feel it was definitely worth it.’
  • 54) ‘I had received a memorable lesson in the ability of inexplicable experience to produce powerful emotion.’
  • 55) ‘Discover the hidden lesson in each experience to develop a profound understanding of life and yourself.’
  • 56) ‘When you are constantly aware, every experience becomes a lesson in life.’
  • 57) ‘Surely mistakes were made, and valuable lessons learned.’
  • 58) ‘To this day, we are drawing important lessons from their experience.’
  • 59) ‘I've learned hard lessons from my experience with credit cards.’
  • 60) ‘I have been climbing for about three years and I have learned many lessons from my experiences.’
  • 61) ‘So far the experience has proved positive, but she has learned lessons along the way.’
  • 62) ‘The lessons appear clear: engage the moderates or the consequences could be dire.’
  • 63) ‘He just took things as they came and learned the lessons along the way.’
  • 64) ‘Along the way, life lessons are learned and current social issues are explored, but it rarely feels heavy-handed.’
  • 65) ‘They worked very well together and learned many valuable lessons about how a real business works.’
  • 66) ‘We've learned many lessons over the years running a year-round program.’
  • 67) ‘Surely our friends have learned lessons from the past.’
  • 68) ‘However, we have learned valuable lessons from this confrontation.’
  • 69) ‘At least, she says, she has learned lessons from her disastrous first relationship.’
  • 70) ‘Hopefully, we have now learned our lesson from the past.’
  • 71) ‘Teaching this important lesson is not something you will be able to do on your own.’
  • 72) ‘I believe that if a personal event offers a life lesson and can inform our art, then it needs to be passed on as a teaching.’
  • 73) ‘Mr. Putin must learn the real lessons of this tragic event.’
  • 74) ‘The epitaph of ancient democracy was a bitter legacy that should have served as a salutary lesson to all.’
  • 75) ‘Such leaders seem impervious to the salutary lessons from the experience in East Asia where a commitment to growth-oriented policies led to sharp declines in poverty.’
  • 76) ‘We must never forget the intensely human story of the lessons, warnings and inspirations that story holds for us today.’
  • 77) ‘This sentence should serve as a lesson to others who also believe they can outrun the law.’
  • 78) ‘This shameful case should serve as a painful lesson for those in power.’
  • 79) ‘The feelings, however, are valid and these words will serve as reminders and lessons.’
  • 80) ‘The silver lining, however, is that at least it served to provide the lessons on which the far more successful policies of the second half of the century were founded.’
  • 81) ‘What happened in those economies is history, albeit a painful one, and should serve as a lesson to all other third world countries working on large amounts of debt.’
  • 82) ‘Have we learned nothing from this, and other similar lessons of the past?’
  • 83) ‘The entire episode is a dramatic lesson in the breathtaking callousness of government officials at the ground level.’
  • 84) ‘Somewhere, there's a lesson in that for Europe's leaders.’
  • 85) ‘There was a lesson in that, and I won't forget it.’
  • 86) ‘A few days after reading this report I opened my Bible to read the lesson for the daily office.’
  • 87) ‘Although not a regular worshipper at St Mary's, he often read Christmas lessons at the church, and was heavily involved in the Thundridge community.’
  • 88) ‘It is not achieved either, when one or two persons out of a crowd of hundreds read a lesson or take part in a prayer.’
  • 89) ‘Inside the church, Lord Archer read the lesson during what was described as a simple and dignified service.’
  • 90) ‘Dr Hope will read the first lesson from Ecclesiastes 12: 1-7 and the Abbey Choir will sing Psalm 121.’
  • 91) ‘Scripture lessons, read by the master of the house, occurred twice a day, in the morning and evening.’
  • 92) ‘I cannot read this morning's gospel lesson without a little nostalgia.’
  • 93) ‘The church was well attended for the carol service last Sunday, where the lessons were read beautifully by young people from Silchester.’
  • 94) ‘The two girls tease Johnny about the morning's bible lesson.’
  • 95) ‘The Bible lesson each week reflects the theme in some way.’
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