Definition of cheapen in English:

cheapen

Line breaks: cheap¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːp(ə)n
 
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verb

[with object]
1Reduce the price of: the depreciation of the dollar would cheapen US exports
More example sentences
  • A third method was dollar devaluation, to cheapen the selling price of American goods abroad.
  • Some companies' trailers in the lower price range are cheapened in a lot of areas.
  • The idea of competitive price pressures - it sounds like it's all about just cheapening the price of labor.
Synonyms
reduce, lower, lower in price, cut, mark down, discount, depreciate, devalue, depress, put down, keep down
informal slash, axe
1.1Degrade: the mass media cheapen the experience of art
More example sentences
  • What really hurts the story, though, is how it is presented, as the voice acting is often not very good, cheapening the whole experience.
  • Tensions are the driving forces in our lives, the struggles stretching and deepening as opposed to cheapening our life experience.
  • The second flaw, however, has the unfortunate effect of cheapening the experience.
Synonyms
demean, debase, degrade, lower, humble, devalue, drag down, abase, discredit, disgrace, dishonour, shame, humiliate, mortify, betray, prostitute; belittle, diminish, depreciate, denigrate, derogate; sell out, abandon one's principles, be untrue to oneself

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