reduce the level of land, as by erosion
take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downverb
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
If our aim is to degrade and destroy ISIL, as the president has said, then that's going to require smart policies and firm determination. At a minimum, we shouldn't be doing anything to make the situation worse.
The big question is, when you actually start to use those trucks as they're intended to be used, how much is that going to degrade the range in the truck ?
We're going to help them to degrade the enemies that we share in common. They are fighting America's enemies. These are sworn enemies of the United States, United States's why we're here. We can fight them here or we can fight them somewhere else at a much higher cost.
Once again he refuses to acknowledge what we all know: this was the work of Islamic extremists, the president spoke briefly, using words like 'defeat' and 'degrade.' Degrade? ISIS does not need to be degraded. They need to be destroyed. Obliterated. Wiped off the face of the Earth.
I have never consciously boasted myself but from hereon I make a point not to even unconsciously undermine or degrade myself!
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