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degrade

verb

1 degrade

Reduce the level of land, as by erosion.



2 degrade

Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally.

synonyms: demean, disgrace, put down, take down.

Roget 874: be inglorious etc. adj.; incur disgrace etc. n.; have a bad name, earn a bad name; put a halter round one's neck, wear a halter round one's neck; disgrace oneself, expose oneself.    play second fiddle; ... show more

Dutch: behandelen, onderuithalen, vernederen

3 degrade

Lower the grade of something; reduce its worth.

synonym: cheapen.

Dutch: afprijzen, degraderen


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abase, abash, adulterate, alloy, belittle, boot, bounce, break, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, bump, bust, can, canker, cashier, cast down, cast reproach upon, cheapen ... show more.

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