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synonyms for degrade

  • 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
See also synonyms for: degraded / degrading
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antonyms for degrade

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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 degrade in a sentence

They need the right moisture levels and microbes to degrade.
A DIRTY AND GROWING PROBLEM: TOO FEW TOILETSSTEPHANIE PARKERSEPTEMBER 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
There has also been much speculation about a “million-mile battery” capable of being recharged many more times than current models without degrading.
WHAT TESLA’S BATTERY DAY MIGHT REVEAL: PROJECT ROADRUNNER, MODEL S PLAID, AND MOREDZANEMORRISSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Extreme temperatures, low pressure and radiation can quickly degrade cell membranes and destroy DNA.
IF BACTERIA STICK TOGETHER, THEY CAN SURVIVE FOR YEARS IN SPACEJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The thalattosaur remains show little evidence of being degraded by stomach acid, suggesting the ichthyosaur died shortly after its enormous meal.
THIS ICHTHYOSAUR DIED AFTER DEVOURING A CREATURE NEARLY AS LONG AS ITSELFMARIA TEMMINGAUGUST 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
She tested how fast her gel formula would degrade in the sun and wind by applying the gel to a non-bee drone.
FOR TEENS, BIG PROBLEMS MAY LEAD TO MEANINGFUL RESEARCHCAROLYN WILKEJULY 28, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
You would degrade yourself to my level; and, God knows, mine is a very low level.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Misfortune cannot degrade a man, unless he be intrinsically mean; it rather elevates him.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
Let such men become drivers to stage-coaches, but let them not degrade the name of travellers by assuming it to themselves.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
But men also humiliate us, degrade us, jeer at, ridicule the miseries that they and their society entail upon us.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
It flashed by like some grand procession of the stage, if one can so degrade its power and reality by the comparison.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
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WORDS RELATED TO DEGRADE

  • belittle
  • debase
  • degrade
  • demean
  • diminish
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • humble
  • humiliate
  • lower
  • mortify
  • reduce
  • shame
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.