Synonyms of 'degrade'
Pornography degrades women.
Pornography demeans women.
These soldiers have disgraced their regiment.
His teacher continually humiliates him in maths lessons.
I wouldn't shame my family by trying that.
Cruelty depraves and corrupts.
the little car company that humbled the industry giants
He says his accusers are trying to discredit him.
He was accused of perverting the nation's youth.
I won't debase myself by answering that question.
It would dishonour my family if I didn't wear the veil.
Love is a word cheapened by overuse.
the ability to meet human needs without degrading the environment
He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
Too much stress can injure your health.
a warning that the product may harm the environment
A number of problems marred the smooth running of the event.
This will undermine their chances of success.
Her opponents believe that her authority has been fatally weakened.
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.
3 break down
This substance degrades rapidly in the soil.
He was degraded to a lower rank.
If managers prove inefficient they should be demoted.
They wanted the army reduced to a police force.
Don't lower yourself. Don't be the way they are.
His superiors downgraded him.
The president was deposed in a coup.
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If something such as food or drink is adulterated, someone has made its quality worse by adding water or cheaper products to it.
The food had been adulterated to increase its weight.
If a muscle or other part of the body atrophies, it decreases in size or strength, often as a result of an illness.
His muscle atrophied, and he was left lame.
Thesaurus for degrade from the Collins English Thesaurus
Something that degrades someone causes people to have less respect for them.