Synonyms for wane
- die down
- die out
- peter out
- taper off
- die away
- draw to a close
- ease off
- fade away
- fall short
- let up
- slack off
- waste away
- wind down
Antonyms for wane
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WANE
Thirdly, we were to emphasise to the men that Turkish morale was on the wane.
Religion, true spiritual religion was on the wane in England.
It had made him apprehensive, and he wondered if his influence over her was on the wane.
Perhaps not, said the voice, but if her love should wane how would you rekindle it?
And that both commercial nuns and Gorgeous Girls must be on the wane.
But popularity is an uncertain thing, and there is no telling how soon it may wane.
Just now, at the wane of the day, I was singing in the drawing-room, with the windows open.
When the moon is in her wane, he returns and examines his palmiste.
And now the time arrives when the star of the Conquistador is to wane and set.
It seems to wane at present, but it is only the decrease that precedes the new development.'
Old English wanian "make or become smaller gradually," from Proto-Germanic *wanojanan (cf. Old Saxon wanon, Old Norse vana, Old Frisian wania, Middle Dutch waenen, Old High German wanon "to wane, to grow less"), from *wano- "lacking," from PIE *we-no-, from root *eue- "to leave, abandon, give out" (see vain). Related: Waned; waning; wanes.