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Synonyms for cheapen

Synonyms for cheapen

to become or make less in price or value

to lower in character or quality

Synonyms for cheapen

lower the grade of something

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I find that having a script cheapens the experience.
If language is currency, using overused words and phrases causes inflation and thereby cheapens one's own writing and speaking.
Urban Souls is an effective, lyrical indictment of a system that cheapens the young black generation.
Tying morality to money and leverage cheapens life and allows those in power to ignore terrible human rights violations--or even commit them--in order to secure an economic or political end.
Claudia, who is financially secure for life and need never work again, said: "Fashion people think that anything that isn't fashion- related cheapens you.
Adding obscenities for no apparent reason except shock value cheapens the routine, rather than adding to the humor.
Taking money from the core program disrupts DOE's careful planning process, and cheapens the competitive bidding process that most participants must navigate.
This adds extra dimensions of potboiling melodrama that undeniably ratchet up the suspense, but it also unnecessarily cheapens the film.
When institutions compete on price, it cheapens the educational experience and reduces it to a commodity.
Having a party because we didn't get what we really wanted kind of cheapens the event.
The rush to shake a few dollars from the state treasury or win government support for religious projects has an inevitable secularizing effect that cheapens religion.
Half as likely to think that a screwcap cheapens the image of wine
There is another reason to worry over this latest cycle of reductio ad Hitlerum: Every false invocation not only cheapens the original referent, it distorts our vision and undermines America's ability to act meaningfully in the world.
It cheapens the crimes and names of some of our greatest three-name assassins like John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald,'' said John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman.
URGING the Government not to detain terrorist suspects without trial, Cherie Blair said: "It is easy to respond in a way that cheapens our right to call ourselves a civilised nation".