Associations to the word «Degrade»


DEGRADE, verb. (transitive) To lower in value or social position.
DEGRADE, verb. (intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.
DEGRADE, verb. (transitive) (geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

Dictionary definition

DEGRADE, verb. Reduce the level of land, as by erosion.
DEGRADE, verb. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture".
DEGRADE, verb. Lower the grade of something; reduce its worth.

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway