Synonyms of 'detract from'
Her faults did not seem to detract from her appeal.
Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
a drug which lowers cholesterol levels
take away from
They can only detract attention from the serious issues.
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
to cause to seem inferior or be in disrepute; detract
Thesaurus for detract from from the Collins English Thesaurus