cheap·enedcheap·en·ing \ˈchēp-niŋ, ˈchē-pə-\
[obsolete English cheap to price, bid for] archaic
a : to ask the price of
b : to bid or bargain for
a : to make cheap in price or value
b : to lower in general esteem
c : to make tawdry, vulgar, or inferior
Examples of CHEAPEN
- products cheapened by sloppy workmanship
- Using the national flag in advertising only cheapens it.
- Poor marketing can cheapen a brand name.
- I thought that the show cheapened the lives of the people it portrayed.
- The wedding ceremony was cheapened by the best man's tasteless jokes.
First Known Use of CHEAPEN
Related to CHEAPEN
- attenuate, break, depreciate, depress, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, mark down, reduce, sink, write down, write off
- appreciate, enhance, mark up, upgrade
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