EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LESSEN
You may think I say this to lessen your regard for the good woman.
No, he could not—which admission did not lessen the glow on his cheek.
This increased his astonishment, and did not lessen the gloom on his face.
And that lurking vanity of the inferior to lessen his own inferiority did the rest.
Suffice it that I have helped to lessen Kirk's horse by four of his rogues.
Noble heart that she was, she had been striving to lessen his pain.
That Ralph would be innocent of the crime could not lessen the horror of such an end.
He had no definite charge to make, but that did not lessen his displeasure.
On the contrary, his desire is to lessen the proportions of what has taken place, as far as may be.
Lydia asked scornfully, with a distaste she didn't propose to lessen.