HyperDic: debase

English > 3 senses of the word debase:
VERBsocialdebase, corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
changedebase, alloylower in value by increasing the base-metal content
changedebase, load, adulterate, stretch, dilutecorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
debase > pronunciation
Soundsdahbey's
Rhymesace / ACE ... workplace: 67 rhymes with eys...
English > debase: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymscorrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
Narrowerbastardize, bastardisechange something so that its value declines
infectCorrupt with ideas or an ideology / ideology
lead off, lead astrayteach immoral behavior to
poisonspoil as if by poison
sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalisedebase through carnal gratification
subornincite to commit a crime or an evil deed
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcorromper, depravar, desmoralizar, desviar, envilecer, pervertir, profanar, solo miembro embrujar, subvertir, viciar
Catalancorrompre, pervertir
Nounsdebasementchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
English > debase: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaninglower in value by increasing the base-metal content.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymalloy
CategorymetallurgyThe science and technology of metals
Broaderdevaluelower the value or quality of
Spanishdegradar, envilecer
Nounsdebasera person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins)
English > debase: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsload, adulterate, stretch, dilute
Narrowersophisticate, doctor, doctor upAlter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
water downThin by adding water to
Broadercorrupt, spoilAlter from the original
Similar toextend, stretchincrease in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
Spanishadulterar, diluir
Catalanadulterar
Nounsdebasementbeing mixed with extraneous material

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