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debase

Synonyms of debase in English:

verb

  • 1 the moral code has been debased
    degrade, devalue, demean, cheapen, prostitute, discredit, drag down, tarnish, blacken, blemish;
    damage, harm, undermine
    [Antonyms] enhance
  • 2 the added copper debases the silver
    reduce in value, reduce in quality, depreciate;
    contaminate, adulterate, pollute, taint, sully, corrupt;
    dilute, alloy
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