debase

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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

References in classic literature ?
If the case should only be, that he MIGHT lay it down, unless continued by a new choice, and if he should be desirous of being continued, his wishes, conspiring with his fears, would tend still more powerfully to corrupt his integrity, or debase his fortitude.
But your cure must begin somewhere, and put it that a thousand things which debase a population can never be reformed without this particular reform to begin with.
That passage underscores two things you should know about this book: It's filled with great anecdotal writing, and it never once debases itself by pitching Welles as simply a victimized genius, a reject of the Hollywood machine.
Many hold the opinion that pornography debases both sexes, depicting women as willingly used sex objects.
You have stared down a system that continuously devalues and debases Black and Brown lives with impunity.