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Synonyms for debase

Synonyms for debase

to lower in character or quality

to make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances

Synonyms for debase

lower in value by increasing the base-metal content


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corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

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Mr Hunter said: "The British apprenticeship is still rated as one of the best in Europe but this strategy will debase it.
That is, it does the work of caricature, which in Kelley's reading of Freud and Ernst Kris is to ridicule, to level or debase.
People who see the documentary are getting the message that you must treat every member of society, including prisoners, with respect and dignity or you debase the whole society," she says.
Today's announcement by Nielsen stating it will launch the LPM system while maintaining the existing meter diary system for an additional three months will confuse advertisers and the public, waste time and money with duplicative and conflicting data, and debase the value of Nielsen research.
SIR - In medieval times "debasing or attempting to debase the currency" was treated as a very serious offence that required harsh punishment.
And you watch Ben Affleck, playing Reeves, in this grainy, black-and-white footage, and you have in 30 seconds a profoundly eloquent summation of the pitfalls of fame and the ways actors debase themselves in order to sustain a career.
The only way to debase painting is, first, to make a painting.
The drug industry's willingness to debase science is perhaps the most disturbing aspect of its growing economic clout.
Being so internationally sought-after can often serve to dilute or debase the essential character of an architect's work, but this does yet seem to be the case with Moneo.
Second, we grant the king the authority to debase money without the people's consent, in the pressing circumstances of war or siege--provided that the debasement is not extended beyond the time of need and, that when peace has been restored, he faithfully makes satisfaction to those who suffered loss.
The literate and privileged were quite willing to debase and denigrate the majority of Europe's population (about 90 percent), who fed them.
He has done all he could to debase and enslave her mind; and now he looks triumphantly on the ruin he has wrought, and says, the being thus deeply injured is his inferior.
By your comments, you debase not only a great office of State but the vital debate about fundamental rights and freedoms in this country.
By your comments you debase not only a great office of State but the vital debate about fundamental rights and freedoms in this country.
And thanks to George Galloway for proving that the lower you debase yourself on TV, the higher your popularity will soar.