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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  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 WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. degradeverb

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

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How to use degrade in a sentence?

  1. Sir Isaiah Berlin:

    But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals which you -- the social reformers -- see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them.

  2. Charles Schroeder:

    These natural materials are easily degradable and require precise and controlled conditions for storage, preparation, and transport, with even a slight perturbation in the environmental controls, a batch of biologics could degrade and become unusable.

  3. Soomi Lee:

    When sleep loss occurs almost every day, which means( it's) chronic, that's when our body and mind can not tolerate anymore, the research shows that consecutive sleep loss results in incomplete recovery and stress pile-up and so degrade our daily well-being.

  4. 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.

  5. Mick Ryan:

    Counter autonomy systems to destroy Russian and Iranian drones will be vital, we need more of these anti-drone systems for Ukraine to degrade the Russian targeting for artillery, as well as deny them use of suicide drones. This is important. The' detection to destruction' time flow is several minutes. We need to change this.


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