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Definition 1: lower in value by increasing the base-metal content - [verb of change]

Synonyms for debase in the sense of this definition

(debase is a kind of ...) lower the value or quality of

"The tear devalues the painting"

(debase belongs to category ...) the science and technology of metals

Definition 2: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones - [verb of change]

Samples where debase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • adulterate liquor

Synonyms for debase in the sense of this definition

(debase is a kind of ...) alter from the original

(... is a kind of debase ) thin by adding water to

"They watered down the moonshine"

(... is a kind of debase ) alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

(debase has a similar meaning as ...) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

"stretch the soup by adding some more cream" "extend the casserole with a little rice"

Samples where debase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • debauch the young people with wine and women
  • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  • Do school counselors subvert young children?
  • corrupt the morals

Synonyms for debase in the sense of this definition

(debase is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of debase ) debase through carnal gratification

(... is a kind of debase ) corrupt with ideas or an ideology

"society was infected by racism"

(... is a kind of debase ) teach immoral behavior to

"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"

(... is a kind of debase ) spoil as if by poison

"poison someone's mind" "poison the atmosphere in the office"

(... is a kind of debase ) change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms

(... is a kind of debase ) incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

"He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

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