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detract from: to spoil the soundness or perfection of

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Although publications like AIZ made good use of the mordant montages of John Heartfield, generally they frowned upon such "arty" techniques, believing that they detracted from the power of the image to confront the reality of a social situation.
This positioning detracted from results over the period as rates overall declined.
Van Hook expressed dismay over the incident in her statement, saying, ``We congratulate Reedley College on a well-deserved football victory and regret that the postgame incident detracted from what should have been a moment of pride and celebration for them.
Bishop Clarke said in a recent interview that he still believes that Anglican guilt over residential schools has detracted from the needs of the North and is "destructive.
These carbides significantly detracted from the ability of the casting to meet the elongation requirements.
On both a net asset value and a market price basis, the Fund's relative performance versus the Index benefited from overweights in Russia and US dollar-denominated Argentine domestic issues, while an underweight in Turkey detracted from the relative performance of the Fund versus the Index.
GoProfit has been delayed in securing an underwriter for their IPO, which has delayed the progress of GoProfit's registration with the SEC and has detracted the attention of management in keeping up with the implementation of new features on the GoProfit web site.
The regulatory environment, which has detracted from credit quality in the past, may be less important going forward.
This has detracted from profitability, but should yield results over the long term.
He noted that while engineering support to operations showed "significant improvement," issues relating to modifications and "the implementation of corrective action programs including the Environmental Qualification area program detracted from a higher category rating.