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Synonyms for detract

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  1. detractverb

    To take away; to withdraw or remove.

    defame, decry

  2. detractverb

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

    decry, defame

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. detract

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

    augment, enhance, raise, increase

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  1. take away, detractverb

    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 database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "detract":

    divert, distract, undermine

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  1. 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.

  2. President James R. Ramsey:

    I want to personally apologize for the recent incident and any pain that it may have caused our students, faculty, staff and the community. We did not intend to cause harm or to be insensitive, i hope this doesn't detract from the hard work we -- the entire UofL community -- have done and continue to do in building an inclusive, supportive, welcoming campus for all our university family.

  3. President Obama:

    Whoever fired those shots should not detract from the issue -- they are criminals, they need to be arrested, and then what we need to do is make sure that like-minded, good-spirited people on both sides -- law enforcement, who have a terrifically tough job, and people who understandably don't want to be stopped and harassed just because of their race -- that they are able to work together to come up with some good answers.

  4. Isaac Mashman:

    To focus on your legacy when you’re alive, is to detract from the time you could spend building it.

  5. Sam Bullard:

    We don't think it will detract from the possibility that the Fed is considering a September rate hike, only if we saw ominous signs of a deterioration elsewhere in the data.

Translations for detract

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

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