how to pronounce lessen


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lessen is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of lessen in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… seriously our obligation to lessen the …”

meanings of lessen


  1. To become less.
  2. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.

lessen frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lessen occurs in english on average 2.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lessen can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lessen can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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