Debase synonyms

dĭ-bās'
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To lose value; to depreciate.
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A person, thing, or action that brings dishonor; discredit
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To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.
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To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort:
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To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
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To lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave
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Humble is defined as to lower the condition or position of someone or something.
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To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.
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To become cheap or cheaper.
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To lower in status or character; degrade; humble
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To reduce in standing or respect.
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To lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
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To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
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An adulterated substance, commodity, etc.
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The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.
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A degenerate action
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The process of deglamorizing.
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A depraved condition; corruption; wickedness
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The state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame.
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The quality or state of being squalid; foulness; filthiness.
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The quality or condition of being squalid; filth and wretchedness
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To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
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Alloy is to make something worse, less pure, or less valuable.
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To claim or demonstrate that someone is a bastard, or illegitimate.
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The definition of belittle means to speak about someone or something in a way to make it seem less important.
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To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
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(Archaic) To charge; to accuse.
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To corrupt
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(Intransitive) To lose good or desirable qualities.
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To make less glamorous
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To denigrate is to belittle or attack someone's reputation.
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(Intransitive) To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.
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To damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace
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Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.
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The definition of harm is to hurt or damage something.
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To render heathen; to convert to heathenism.
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To hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify
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To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
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To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
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To convert to paganism.
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To make something or somewhere less suitable for some activity, especially by the introduction of some unnatural factor.
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(Medicine) To perform a reduction; to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
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To attack (someone) with abusive language.
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To cause to feel shame; make ashamed
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To bring to a low or ruined state; defeat or destroy:
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To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
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To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
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To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
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To disseminate widely; popularize.
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To rid of impurities or pollution
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Out of the way; completely away:
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To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
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To improve the quality or condition of
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To raise to a higher grade or standard:
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To worship (a deity)
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To give praise to; glorify.
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To give praise to.
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To elevate is to lift something up, to promote, or to boost.
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To fix or determine the value of; assign a value to, as of jewelry or art work.
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To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of:
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To doctor is defined as to alter, repair or change in order to mislead.
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To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition.
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To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly:
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To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
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To bring or reduce to the state or condition of a beast
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Alternative spelling of brutalise.
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To attack or infect with canker.
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To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
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To produce or receive discolorations:
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To a greater extent or degree:
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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(Figuratively) To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
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To dilute is defined as to make thinner or less intense by mixing with something else.
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To undermine, mislead, or betray:
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(British) Alternative spelling of demoralize.
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To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
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To give incorrect instructions to, esp. as a judge to a jury
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Synonym Study

  • Pervert suggests a distorting of or departure from what is considered right, natural, or true a perverted sense of humor See also syn. study at humble.
  • Debauch implies a loss of moral purity or integrity as through dissipation or intemperate indulgence debauched young profligates
  • Corrupt implies a deterioration or loss of soundness by some destructive or contaminating influence a government corrupted by bribery
  • Deprave suggests gross degeneration, esp. with reference to morals a mind depraved by crime
  • Debase implies generally a lowering in quality, value, dignity, etc. greed had debased his character
Find another word for debase. In this page you can discover 83 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for debase, like: devalue, dishonor, corrupt, pervert, deprave, debauch, humble, degrade, cheapen, demean and lower.