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Synonyms for degrade
dɪˈgreɪd or, for 3 , di-de·grade

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. degradeverb

    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 downverb

    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, cheapenverb

    lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

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

    Antonyms:
    aggrade

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. degradeverb

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

  2. degradeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. degradeverb

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

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How to use degrade in a sentence?

  1. The Pentagon report:

    China could use missile attacks and precision air strikes against air defense systems, including air bases, radar sites, missiles, space assets, and communications facilities to degrade Taiwan's defenses, neutralize Taiwan's leadership, or break the Taiwan people's resolve.

  2. George Orwell:

    The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Make no mistake. Our coalition isn't just going to degrade this barbaric terrorist organization. We're going to destroy it.


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