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That does give us all pause — but it doesn’t take away or detract from where I think the market is headed.

From Digiday

This new lens hardly detracts from Linda’s magnificent saga.

From Time

More frustrating is the way its stage-managed surface detracts from everything that’s more distinctive and spontaneous about the Haarts’ story.

From Time

Experts fear such fake news detracts from how trafficking really happens.

From Ozy

If they keep throwing curve balls or adding on things, that detracts from what they’ve hired us to do.

From Digiday

“Pillows are ‘light,’ ‘fluffy,’ and may detract from our message,” she wrote.

His conservatism, which is more of a cultural than political kidney, seems to fascinate, delight or detract critics.

Abortion-rights advocates by no means seek to detract from LGBT movement or begrudge it victories.

But the religious iconography did not detract from the excitement brewing in the room.

Clarence Thomas had 48 votes against him, a fact that does not, alas, detract a whit from his votes and opinions.

She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.

And to confirmeYour grace towards me, against all such as may Detract my actions, and life hereafter,I now preferre it to you.

It does not detract from his merits, it rather adds thereto, that his brush was also photographic.

If I add that he is in one respect to be included among the most virulent, I do not necessarily detract from his value.

Nor does it detract from his fame as a man of genius that he did not originate the most profound of his declarations.

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On this page you'll find 82 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to detract, such as: draw away, backbite, belittle, blister, cheapen, and decrease.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.