HyperDic: detract

English > 1 sense of the word detract:
VERBchangedetract, take awaytake away a part from
detract > pronunciation
Soundsdihtrae'kt
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > detract: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningtake away a part from; diminish.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"His bad manners detract from his good character"
Synonymtake away
Broaderreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
Spanishllevarse, quitar
Adjectivesdetractivecausing to decrease in importance or value
Nounsdetractionthe act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander)
detractorone who disparages or belittles the worth of something

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