Synonyms of detract from
1 lessenDictionary • Her faults did not seem to detract from her appeal.
lessen • Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
reduce • Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
diminish • Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
lower • a drug which lowers cholesterol levels
take away from
, add to
2 divertDictionary • They can only detract attention from the serious issues.
divert • They want to divert the attention of the people from the real issues.
distract • Video games sometimes distract him from his homework.
deflect • a manoeuvre to deflect our attention from what was happening
draw or lead away from
usage note:Detract is sometimes wrongly used where distract is meant: a noise distracted (not detracted) my attention.
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• a manoeuvre to deflect our attention from what was happening
derogateto cause to seem inferior or be in disrepute; detract
• Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
Thesaurus for detract from from the Collins English Thesaurus