reduce the level of land, as by erosion
take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down(verb)
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
"She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
To lower in value or social position.
Fred degrades himself by his behaviour.
To reduce in quality or purity.
The DNA sample has degraded.
to reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer
to reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man
to reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down
to degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of genera
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-grād′, v.t. to lower in grade or rank: to deprive of office or dignity: to lower in character, value, or position: to disgrace.—n. Degradā′tion, disgrace: degeneration: abortive structural development: a lowering in dignity.—p.adjs. Degrad′ed, reduced in rank: base: low: (her.) placed on steps; Degrad′ing, debasing: disgraceful. [Fr. dégrader—L. de, down, and gradus, a step. See Grade.]
The numerical value of degrade in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of degrade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of degrade in a Sentence
He does not try to degrade other people.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
The President's goal is to degrade and destroy ISIS.
We can look for new enzymes which could be used to degrade tough biomass.
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