Simple Definition of cheapen
: to cause (something) to be of lower quality
: to cause (something) to have or to seem to have less value, meaning, or importance
Full Definition of cheapen
cheap·enedcheap·en·ing play \ˈchēp-niŋ, ˈchē-pə-\
1 [obsolete English cheap to price, bid for] archaic a : to ask the price of b : to bid or bargain for
2 a : to make cheap in price or value b : to lower in general esteem c : to make tawdry, vulgar, or inferior
: to become cheap
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.
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