Another word for degrade
degrade abase debase demean 2humble humiliateSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to deprive of self-esteem or self-worth. Degrade implies reduction to a state of shame or disgrace: “If I pitied you for crying … you should spurn such pity᠁ Rise, and don't degrade yourself into an abject reptile!” (Emily Brontë). Abase refers principally to loss of rank or prestige: “Meg pardoned him, and Mrs. March's grave face relaxed . . . when she heard him declare that he would … abase himself like a worm before the injured damsel” (Louisa May Alcott). Debase implies reduction in quality or value: “debasing the moral currency” (George Eliot). Demean suggests lowering in social position: “It puts him where he can make the advances without demeaning himself” (William Dean Howells). Humble can refer to lowering in rank or, more often, to reducing in pride: dreamed of humbling his opponent. To humiliate is to subject to loss of self-respect or dignity: a defeat that humiliated both army and nation.See Also Synonyms at demote.
Another word for degradeverb
To lower in rank or grade:break, bump, demote, downgrade, reduce. (Slang) bust. See rise
To deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness:abase, demean2, humble, humiliate, mortify. Idioms: bring low, take down a peg. See respect, win
To lower in character or quality:cheapen, debase, demean2, downgrade. See better