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detract from: to spoil the soundness or perfection of

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As a proud West-Walian (and I'm sure I speak for most of your Celtic/non-English readers), I find the English connotations of the story's title slightly offensive and it detracted from my enjoyment of an otherwise stimulating piece about the undeniable beauty of our nation.
Sadly, this image did not support the magazine's content--it detracted from it.
Deputy Minister of Justice and former Saskatchewan Justice, stated that "A revolving door in senior leadership positions, major shifts in practice, functions, and processes, and significant funding cuts have created a climate of instability and confusion that has only detracted from the Ministry of Children and Families work on behalf of children.
The high profile of the chief constable has detracted from other achievements of the North Wales force.
However, the inclusion of materials from other books and memoirs detracted from the authenticity of Strangers and Kin and was not as effective as drawing directly from case records.
The United States flag became - instead of a symbol of a nation - too often a vehicle for individual points of view, co-opted time and time again for purposes that detracted from the idea of unity.
Had we continued to play on the Thursday and counted those scores, that would have detracted from it.