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Synonyms for detract

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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


  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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    divert, distract, undermine

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How to use detract in a sentence?

  1. The White House:

    In addition to taking away Americans' health care security, the bill would increase the deficit, remove policies that have helped slow health care cost growth and improve the quality of care patients receive, and detract from the work the Congress could be doing to further job creation and economic growth, if the President were presented with H.R. 596, he would veto it.

  2. Ken Smith:

    There is no evidence that naturally infected cats can shed virus in sufficient quantity either to infect other cats or people, 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.

  3. Tesoro Corp:

    We agree on the critical importance of continually learning from incidents and improving the safety of our operations, and inaccuracies in the case study do not detract from our resolve to learn from these incidents.

  4. Kevin Tsujihara:

    It has become clear that my continued leadership could be a distraction and an obstacle to the company's continued success, the hard work of everyone within our organization is truly admirable, and I won't let media attention on my past detract from all the great work the team is doing.

  5. Thomas Randall:

    I’m a staunch liberal and I disagreed with Scalia on virtually everything, but it does not detract from his impact on the court.

Translations for detract

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

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