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  • as indegrade
  • as indemote
  • as indowngrade

synonyms for benched

  • cheapen
  • corrupt
  • debase
  • degenerate
  • demean
  • deteriorate
  • diminish
  • discredit
  • disgrace
  • downgrade
  • impair
  • lessen
  • reduce
  • vitiate
  • weaken
  • abase
  • belittle
  • bench
  • break
  • bump
  • bust
  • canker
  • debauch
  • decry
  • demote
  • depose
  • deprave
  • derogate
  • detract
  • disbar
  • dishonor
  • disparage
  • humble
  • injure
  • lower
  • pan
  • pervert
  • sink
  • slam
  • bemean
  • cast down
  • cut down to size
  • declass
  • mudsling
  • put down
  • rule out
  • run down
  • shoot down
  • take down
  • take down a peg
  • tear down
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antonyms for benched

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  • aid
  • assist
  • develop
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • help
  • honor
  • improve
  • increase
  • praise
  • purify
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • upgrade
  • build up
  • compliment
  • exalt
  • fix
  • flatter
  • laud
  • mend
  • promote
  • rise
  • admire
  • approve
  • elevate
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How to use benched in a sentence

Thorleif moreover gave him a fifteen-benched ship with all the gear, tilts, and victuals that were needful.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
When I benched Osgood it wouldnt have surprised me in the least if some of the players besides Shultz had made an objection.
THE NEW BOYS AT OAKDALEMORGAN SCOTT
If Wyndham had won that game after Nelson benched us, it would have settled everything our way.
THE NEW BOYS AT OAKDALEMORGAN SCOTT
Nothing, was the reply, only Im benched because I didnt make a safe hit.
THE NEW BOYS AT OAKDALEMORGAN SCOTT
They shook up the batting order, they benched some of the regulars temporarily, and put the reserve men in their places.
BASEBALL JOE, CAPTAIN OF THE TEAMLESTER CHADWICK
And yet I say that I never passed by thy fair altar in my many-benched ship, coming here with ill luck.
THE ILIAD OF HOMER (1873)HOMER
By him they were safely conveyed to Rome and confined in the dockyard of the six-benched ships.
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS, VOL. II (OF 2)POLYBIUS
These are benched back several miles from the river, with huge mountains here and there intervening.
MY NATIVE LANDJAMES COX
And who knows but that you may have a dog benched there and carry away some blue ribbons and a silver cup.
THE DOGS OF BOYTOWNWALTER A. DYER
The boys found the places reserved for their dogs and saw to it that they were properly and comfortably benched.
THE DOGS OF BOYTOWNWALTER A. DYER
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