Degrade

  • 21 degrade — verb 1) prisons should not degrade prisoners Syn: demean, debase, cheapen, devalue; shame, humiliate, humble, mortify, abase, dishonor; dehumanize, brutalize See note at humble …

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  • 22 degrade — UK [dɪˈɡreɪd] / US verb Word forms degrade : present tense I/you/we/they degrade he/she/it degrades present participle degrading past tense degraded past participle degraded 1) [transitive] to treat someone in a way that makes them stop… …

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  • 23 degrade — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French degrader, from Late Latin degradare, from Latin de + gradus step, grade more at grade Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to lower in grade, rank, or status ; demote …

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  • 24 degrade —    to damage or render of less value    Literally, to reduce a substance in strength or purity. Military jargon:     ... an air assault to degrade by 50 per cent the strength of the Iraqi forces arranged north of the border. (Forsyth, 1994)    A… …

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  • 25 degrade — degrader, n. /di grayd / or, for 3, /dee grayd /, v., degraded, degrading. v.t. 1. to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt: He felt they were degrading him by making him report to the supervisor. 2. to lower in character or… …

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  • 26 degrade — verb /dɪˈɡɹeɪd,diˈɡɹeɪd/ a) To lower in value or social position. Fred degrades himself by his behaviour. b) To reduce in quality or purity. The DNA sample has degraded …

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  • 27 degrade — (лат.) спускаться …

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  • 28 degradé — pop. Disminución gradual del color de mayor a menor, generalmente de una tela …

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  • 29 degrade — de·grade di grād vt, de·grad·ed; de·grad·ing to reduce the complexity of (a chemical compound) by splitting off one or more groups or larger components: DECOMPOSE <cellulose is degraded by the action of some bacteria> vi to undergo chemical …

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  • 30 degrade — Synonyms and related words: abase, abash, adulterate, alloy, belittle, boot, bounce, break, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, bump, bust, can, canker, cashier, cast down, cast reproach upon, cheapen, coarsen, confound …

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  • 31 degrade — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. humiliate, shame, debase, demean; degenerate. See deterioration, disrepute. Ant., elevate, honor. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To humble] Syn. demote, discredit, diminish; see humble . 2. [To corrupt] Syn.… …

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  • 32 degrade — de|grade [ dı greıd ] verb 1. ) transitive to treat someone so badly that they feel ashamed or people stop respecting them 2. ) transitive FORMAL to make something worse: Under no circumstances can the quality of nursing be allowed to be degraded …

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  • 33 degrade — de·grade || dɪ greɪd v. humiliate, dishonor; reduce (in size, amount, etc.); break down (Chemistry) …

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  • 34 degrade — verb 1》 cause to suffer a severe loss of dignity or respect; demean.     ↘lower the character or quality of.     ↘archaic reduce to a lower rank, especially as a punishment. 2》 cause to break down or deteriorate chemically.     ↘Physics reduce… …

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  • 35 degrade — v. a. 1. Disgrace, dishonor, discredit, break, cashier, humiliate, humble, depose, reduce to inferior rank. 2. Lower, sink, deteriorate, impair, injure, debase, vitiate, pervert, alloy …

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  • 36 degrade — v 1. demote, downgrade, lower or reduce in rank, dismiss or remove from office, declass, break or strip of rank, disrate, cashier, Mil. drum out, Mil. Sl. bust, Inf. kick upstairs, disbar, defrock or unfrock; depose, unseat, dethrone, Rare.… …

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  • 37 degrade — de·grade …

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  • 38 degrade — verb Syn: demean, debase, humiliate, humble, belittle, mortify, dehumanize, brutalize Ant: dignify …

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  • 39 degrade — [dɪˈgreɪd] verb 1) [T] to treat someone very badly so that they lose the respect of other people 2) [I] science if a substance degrades, it separates into the different substances that it consists of degradation [ˌdegrəˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …

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  • 40 degrade — de•grade [[t]dɪˈgreɪd[/t]] or, for 3, [[t]di [/t]] v. grad•ed, grad•ing 1) to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt 2) to lower in character or quality; debase 3) to reduce (someone) to a lower rank, etc., esp. as a punishment 4) to …

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