Synonyms for deteriorate
- fall apart
- be worse for wear
- become worse
- go downhill
- go to pieces
- go to pot
- go to the dogs
- hit the skids
- lose it
- lose quality
- wear away
Antonyms for deteriorate
- put together
- get better
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETERIORATE
In contact with the white man the Indian tended to deteriorate.
The result is that it is all far from good and likely to deteriorate rather than to improve.
The rations appeared to deteriorate and diminish as the winter advanced.
There is no doubt that she caused Leonora's character to deteriorate.
These soups do not deteriorate, so may be continually on hand and thus found most convenient.
If it be what is called hard-pan, the trees will deteriorate.
Health conditions, however, did not deteriorate as the century passed.
I believe now that a residence in France does not deteriorate an Englishman.
To go back to the Middle Ages would be to deteriorate and degenerate.
It is less expensive than rubber hose, and does not deteriorate.
1640s (as a past participle adjective, 1570s), from Late Latin deterioratus, past participle of deteriorare "get worse, make worse," from Latin deterior "worse, lower, inferior, meaner," contrastive of *deter "bad, lower," from PIE *de-tero-, from demonstrative stem *de- (see de). Originally transitive in English; intransitive sense is from 1758. Related: Deteriorated; deteriorating.