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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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That is because inflation would debase both government and consumer debt.
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.
The wistful irony confronts us that it is, in fact, those who seek to define the world through the human rational facility who are "tingeing the world," excluding the glorious infinitudes of emotion and mystery from their awareness of life as they debase existence to purely logical standards.
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.
A suggestion from one pupil that this could be achieved by the Bank of England printing more money was rejected with derisive laughter by the body of the class on the grounds that such a move would debase and devalue the currency.
SIR - In medieval times "debasing or attempting to debase the currency" was treated as a very serious offence that required harsh punishment.
Political correctness has turned into political corruption, trying to debase traditional values and standards in favour of a superficial and immoral world-view.
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.