Definition of cheapen in English:

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cheapen

Pronunciation: /ˈCHēpən/

verb

[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.
Synonyms
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.
Synonyms
demean, debase, degrade, lower, humble, devalue, abase, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, shame, humiliate, mortify, prostitute

Words that rhyme with cheapen

deepen, steepen

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Syllabification: cheap·en

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