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Another word for debase

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Verb
  1. To lower in character or quality

    See also:

    better

  2. To make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances

      1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly:
      2. To make more complex or refined:
      3. To mislead or corrupt (a person).
      1. A weight or mass that is supported:
      2. The overall force to which a structure is subjected in supporting a weight or mass or in resisting externally applied forces.
      3. Something that is carried, as by a vehicle, person, or animal:
      1. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.
      2. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
      3. A person who has earned the highest academic degree, usually a PhD, awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline.
      1. To make impure by adding extraneous, improper, or inferior ingredients.
      2. Spurious; adulterated.
      3. Adulterous.
    See also:

    clean

  3. To ruin utterly in character or quality

Another word for debase

Verb
  1. See also:

    corrupt

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