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Definition 1: lower the grade of something; reduce its worth - [verb of change]

Synonyms for degrade in the sense of this definition

(degrade is a kind of ...) make worse

"This drug aggravates the pain"

(... is a kind of degrade ) remove the value from; deprive of its value

Definition 2: reduce the level of land, as by erosion - [verb of contact]

Definition 3: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally - [verb of emotion]

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

  • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
  • His critics took him down after the lecture

Synonyms for degrade in the sense of this definition

(degrade is a kind of ...) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

(... is a kind of degrade ) lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation

"She reduced her niece to a servant"

(... is a kind of degrade ) deprive of human qualities

"Life in poverty has dehumanized them"

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