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  1. detract(verb)

    To take away; to withdraw or remove.

    defame, decry

  2. detract(verb)

    To take credit or reputation from; to defame or decry.

    decry, defame

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detract

    lessen, deteriorate, depreciate, disparage, defame, decry, derogate, calumniate, scandalize, vilify, diminish

    augment, enhance, raise, increase

Princeton's WordNet

  1. take away, detract(verb)

    take away a part from; diminish

    "His bad manners detract from his good character"

    take away, take, carry off, bear off, withdraw, carry away, remove, take out, bear away

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "detract":

    divert, distract, undermine

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How to use detract in a sentence?

  1. Eric Schneiderman:

    The subpoena brings us one step closer to a protracted, unnecessary legal confrontation, which will only distract and detract from the work of our respective offices.

  2. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe:

    My administration is committed to making Virginia an open and welcoming Commonwealth, while also ensuring the safety of all of our citizens. Mr. Falwell’s rash and repugnant comments detract from both of those crucial goals.

  3. Richard Goyder:

    Adam was clear he did not want his decision to detract from the moment for the 2021 inductees, adam remains a great champion and leader of our game who has given more to our sport than he received in return.

  4. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann:

    It is very important for us to make a strong and responsible contribution to global efforts to reduce emissions, but one which does not detract from our economic prosperity moving forward.

  5. Ken Smith:

    These occasional instances of human to animal transmission of Covid-19 do not in any way detract from the fact that all current evidence shows that the pandemic is driven by human to human transmission.

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Translations for detract

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  • αφαιρώGreek
  • diminuerFrench
  • уменьшать, приуменьшать, умалять, вычитать, принижать, отниматьRussian

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