HyperDic: degrade

English > 3 senses of the word degrade:
VERBcontactdegradereduce the level of land, as by erosion
emotiondegrade, take down, disgrace, demean, put downreduce in worth or character, usually verbally
changedegrade, cheapenlower the grade of something
degrade > pronunciation
Soundsdihgrey'd
Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > degrade: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningReduce the level of land, as by erosion.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Oppositeaggradebuild up to a level by depositing sediment
Spanishdegradar
Catalandegradar
English > degrade: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningReduce in worth or character, usually verbally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymstake down, disgrace, demean, put down
Narrowerdehumanize, dehumanisedeprive of human qualities
reducelower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
Broaderhumiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abaseCause to feel shame
Spanishdegradarse, degradar, deshonrarse, deshonrar, envilecer
Catalandegradar-se, degradar, deshonrar-se, deshonrar, envilanir, envilir
Nounsdegradationchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
degradationa low or downcast state
English > degrade: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningLower the grade of something; reduce its worth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymcheapen
Narrowerdevalue, devaluateRemove the value from
Broaderworsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperatemake worse
Spanishabaratar, degradar
Catalanabaratir, degradar-se, degradar
Nounsdegradationchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
degradationa low or downcast state

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