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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

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How to use degrade in a sentence?

  1. Abigail Adams:

    History is not a web woven with innocent hands. Among all the causes which degrade and demoralize men, power is the most constant and most active.

  2. Peter Cook:

    His potential removal from the battlefield would negatively impact ISIL's ability to recruit foreign fighters -- especially those from Chechnya and the Caucus regions -- and degrade ISIL's ability to coordinate attacks and defense of its strongholds like Raqqah, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq.

  3. State John Kerry:

    There's a great deal of energy and effort being put into this and I am confident that over time, we will beat, we will, indeed, degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, yes.

  4. Brett McGurk:

    Long-term we are going to degrade and defeat this organization, but we have been clear from day one it's going to take a long time.

  5. Marcus Hicks:

    We are not walking away from our African partners. In fact, because their capability has improved to the level it has, they're capable of conducting lots of these tactical operations on their own, we're going to help them to degrade the enemies that we share in common. They are fighting America's enemies. These are sworn enemies of the United States, United States's why we're here. We can fight them here or we can fight them somewhere else at a much higher cost.

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