Part of speech:
To make (a quantity) smaller.
To make something seem not so good or interesting.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
To remove oneself from active participation:
(Archaic) To take (a part or quality) away from something so as to impair it
Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
To damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
Tending to derogate; detractive.
(Law) When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.
An official condemnation, reprimand, or expression of adverse criticism, usually by a legislative or other formal body, of the conduct of one of its members or of someone whose behavior it monitors.
An untrue statement that harms the reputation of someone else’s business or product.
To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is.
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
To lower in public estimation; debase or degrade:
To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
Decry is defined as to speak out against, or to announce as worthless.
Disparage is defined as to belittle or discredit someone or something.
To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
To rate, assess, or estimate too low
take away a part; lessen
To make the most of; develop or realize to the utmost extent; obtain the most efficient or optimum use of
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant
To treat as of small importance; make light of:
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
take away a part from; diminish
Find another word for detract. In this page you can discover 49 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detract, like: decrease, take-away-from, divert, subtract from, draw-away, diminish, lessen, reduce, withdraw, derogate and depreciate.