Part of speech:
(--- Archaic) To render impure; contaminate.
To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort:
(Obs.) To defame or slander
To lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave
To lower in pride; make modest or humble in mind
To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.
To become cheap or cheaper
To lower in status or character; degrade; humble
To reduce in height, elevation, amount, value, etc.
To humble or humiliate
To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
That degrades; debasing
An adulterated substance, commodity, etc.
A degenerate action
A depraved act or condition.
A person, thing, or action that brings dishonor; discredit
The act of humiliating; degradation.
The quality or condition of being squalid; filth and wretchedness
To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
To debase by mixing with something inferior
To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
To make seem little, less important, etc.; speak slightingly of; depreciate
(Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
(Archaic) To disgrace.
To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To make less glamorous or attractive
(Archaic) To blacken
To damage in reputation; disgrace:
To bring shame or dishonor on:
To do harm to:
To hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify
Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
To estimate or make appear to be of the least possible amount, value, or importance
To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter.
To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate.
To cause to feel shame; make ashamed
To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
To mar or impair the enjoyment, quality, or functioning of
To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
To demean or degrade oneself
To defile; taint:
To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
To disseminate widely; popularize.
To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
(Informal) To give medical treatment to:
To put (something) into or onto a structure or conveyance:
To use sophistry.
To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
To make bestial; brutalize
To become brutal
To become infected with or as if with canker.
To throw into confusion
To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
(Nautical) To move (a vessel) by hauling on a line that is fastened to or around a piling, anchor, or pier.
To increase the quantity of by admixture or dilution:
To decrease the value of (shares of stock) by increasing the total number of shares.
To undermine, overturn, or render ineffective (a rule or an established notion, such as a stereotype, for example).
To treat (sacred things) with irreverence or contempt; desecrate
To give incorrect instructions to, esp. as a judge to a jury
- 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
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