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What is another word for degrade?

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To corrupt or pervert the quality or character of someone or something
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“It does nothing but degrade and insult the competence and professionalism of an organization.”
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To shame, or to lower in standing, honor or dignity
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“I cannot degrade you worse than you degrade yourself by idleness.”
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To compromise or reduce in quality or purity
“Light passing through one part of an aperture interferes with that passing through other regions, resulting in an interference pattern on the retina that tends to degrade the quality of the image.”
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To adulterate or dilute the concentration or potency of
“Storage at room temperature for prolonged periods can degrade the potency of the oil.”
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To lower the rank or status of something or someone
“In addition to the penalty, the director may degrade him to a lower rank or dismiss him.”
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To break down or deteriorate organically or chemically
“Chemical companies are searching for new products that will degrade rapidly in the soil and exert biological activity at a minute amount.”
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To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is
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To become progressively worse in quality or health
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To decrease or reduce in strength or intensity
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To forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy
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To apply business methodology to something in order to profit
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To stop operating
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