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Synonyms for degrade
dɪˈgreɪd or, for 3 , di-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. degrade(verb)

    reduce the level of land, as by erosion

    Synonyms:
    cheapen, put down, take down, disgrace, demean

    Antonyms:
    aggrade

  2. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down(verb)

    reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

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

    Synonyms:
    unload, land, write down, repose, bring down, cheapen, dishonour, pull down, raze, drop off, disgrace, lower, discredit, take down, dismantle, get down, place down, demean, shame, record, lay, tear down, let down, level, set down, put down, attaint, dishonor, drop, enter, discharge, destroy, rase, note

    Antonyms:
    aggrade

  3. degrade, cheapen(verb)

    lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

    Synonyms:
    cheapen, put down, take down, disgrace, demean

    Antonyms:
    aggrade

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. degrade

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. degrade(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, dishonor, discredit, break, cashier, reduce to inferior rank

  2. degrade(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lower, sink, deteriorate, impair, injure, debase, vitiate, pervert, alloy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. degrade(v)

    Synonyms:
    abase, debase, disgrace, pervert, humiliate, dishonor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "degrade":

    degraded, deteriorate, decompose, degrading, demean, demote, downgrade, humiliate

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How to use degrade in a sentence?

  1. Sam Abuelsamid:

    The big question is, when you actually start to use those trucks as they're intended to be used, how much is that going to degrade the range in the truck ?

  2. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    I would have a coalition of countries, including us, on the ground, beginning to degrade and destroy ISIS. Because as you begin to do it, that whole caliphate begins to fall apart in my judgment.

  3. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    People want to know there is a whole plan for the future of Syria and the future of the region because it is perfectly right to say that a few extra bombs and missiles won't transform the situation, the faster we can degrade and destroy ISIL the safer we will be, but we will only be safe in the longer term if we can replace that ungoverned space ... with a proper Syrian government.

  4. Bram Bekaert:

    The nice thing about this kind of analysis as well is that it can be used in cold cases as well, because the chemical structures on the DNA do not degrade, they're stuck there as long as the DNA is there. So in cases where you have blood stains from 20 years ago, for example, you can actually go back and look at how old that suspect - or that perpetrator - was, for example.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    ISIL is the face of evil, our goal, as I've said many times, is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organization.


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