Definition of cheapen in English:


Syllabification: cheap·en
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēpən


[with object]
1Reduce the price of: the depreciation of the dollar would cheapen U.S. 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.
reduce, lower (in price), cut, mark down, discount
informal slash
1.1Degrade: the mass media simplify and 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.

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