degrade

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Verb[change]

Plain form
degrade

Third-person singular
degrades

Past tense
degraded

Past participle
degraded

Present participle
degrading

  1. When you degrade something, you lower the esteem, worth, or respect of something, to make it base, low, mean, or worthless.
    Many wealthy, intelligent, and talented people were degraded by the Nazis before being sent to concentration camps.
    Does every comment from you need to be degrading to others?