detract from

  • 1 detract from — index decrease, decry, demean (make lower), depreciate, dilute, diminish, stain, underestimate Burton s …

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  • 2 detract from — de ˈtract from [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they detract from he/she/it detracts from present participle detracting from past tense detracted from …

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  • 3 detract from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms detract from : present tense I/you/we/they detract from he/she/it detracts from present participle detracting from past tense detracted from past participle detracted from detract from something to make… …

    English dictionary

  • 4 detract from — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To spoil the soundness or perfection of: blemish, damage, disserve, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, prejudice, tarnish, vitiate. See BETTER, HELP. II verb See detract …

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  • 5 detract from — reduce or take away the worth or value of (a quality or achievement) so as to make it seem less impressive. → detract …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 6 detract from — 1. Depreciate, disparage, decry, asperse, abuse, calumniate, vilify, traduce, defame, derogate from. 2. Subtract from, lessen, diminish, depreciate, deteriorate, lower, derogate from …

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  • 7 detract from — Synonyms and related words: bedwarf, belittle, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, cry down, de emphasize, debase, decrease, decry, degrade, depreciate, derogate, derogate from, diminish, disapprove of, discount, discredit, disgrace,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 8 detract from — take away from, decrease the worth of …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 9 detract from something — deˈtract from sth | deˈtract sth from sth derived (not used in the progressive tenses) to make sth seem less good or enjoyable Syn: take away from • He was determined not to let anything detract from his enjoyment of the trip. Main entry …

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  • 10 detract — ► VERB (detract from) ▪ cause (something) to seem less valuable or impressive. DERIVATIVES detraction noun. ORIGIN Latin detrahere draw away …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 detract — v. (d; intr., tr.) to detract from (the scandal will not detract from his fame) * * * [dɪ trækt] (d; intr., tr.) to detract from (the scandal will not detract from his fame) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 detract — /dəˈtrækt / (say duh trakt) verb (t) 1. to take away (a part): to detract one s share. 2. to draw away or divert: to detract one s attention. –phrase 3. detract from, to take away some part from, as from quality, value, or reputation: the ugly… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 detract — de|tract [dıˈtrækt] v detract from [detract from sth] phr v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: detractus, past participle of detrahere to take away ] to make something seem less good ▪ One mistake is not going to detract from your achievement …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 detract — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin detractus, past participle of detrahere to pull down, disparage, from de + trahere to draw Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic to speak ill of 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 detract — Synonyms and related words: abate, abrade, abstract, bate, beguile, call away, curtail, decrease, deduct, depreciate, derogate, detract attention, detract from, diminish, disparage, distract, divert, divert the mind, drain, eat away, erode,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 detract — de|tract [ dı trækt ] verb de tract from phrasal verb transitive detract from something to make something seem less good, attractive, or important: We should not allow her personal difficulties to detract from her public achievements …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 detract — verb (detract from) reduce or take away the worth or value of (a quality or achievement) so as to make it seem less impressive. Derivatives detraction noun detractive adjective Origin ME: from L. detract , detrahere draw away …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 detract — verb detract from sth phrasal verb (transitive not in progressive) to make something seem less good than it really is: One mistake is not going to detract from your achievement. detraction noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 detract — UK [dɪˈtrækt] / US verb Word forms detract : present tense I/you/we/they detract he/she/it detracts present participle detracting past tense detracted past participle detracted Phrasal verbs: detract from …

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  • 20 detract something from something — deˈtract from sth | deˈtract sth from sth derived (not used in the progressive tenses) to make sth seem less good or enjoyable Syn: take away from • He was determined not to let anything detract from his enjoyment of the trip. Main entry …

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