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  • verbdecrease to a point
  • verbdecrease

synonyms for tapers

  • abate
  • bate
  • close
  • come to a point
  • die away
  • die out
  • diminish
  • drain
  • dwindle
  • fade
  • lessen
  • narrow
  • recede
  • reduce
  • rescind
  • subside
  • thin
  • thin out
  • wane
  • weaken
  • wind down
  • dwindle
  • lessen
  • recede
  • abate
  • subside
  • bate
  • drain
  • wane
  • reduce
  • thin
  • fade
  • close
  • diminish
  • rescind
  • narrow
  • weaken
  • taper off
  • die away
  • die out
  • thin out
  • wind down
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antonyms for tapers

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  • go up
  • increase
  • rise
  • go up
  • strengthen
  • expand
  • raise
  • rise
  • extend
  • increase
  • grow
  • enlarge
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How to use tapers in a sentence

A priest, or bonze, handed us some little tapers for us to light and offer to his divinity.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
In others wax tapers must be lighted at noon, although in the primitive ages they were held in abomination.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
They built others in other cities; but still they had a horror of tapers, lustral water, pontifical habits, etc.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
The tail is on a level with the back, and gracefully tapers like a drum-stick, to the tuft on the end.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
Producing a couple of wax tapers, he lighted them, handed one to Coronado, and led the way into the silent Casa de Montezuma.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
It is shaped something like a Malay's hat, only the peak tapers to a point about eight feet high.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
All the doors and windows stood open, and several tapers were burning round the table.
COLUMBAPROSPER MERIMEE
And while he still stood hesitating, the curtains of the tent fell back on her, and the tapers fizzled out.
THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
Each of these bent ends tapers to a point, some with slight curves and a small flourish.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
She rose and, lighting the wick at the wavering crown of tiered tapers, placed it so that it dominated all the rest.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
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