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detract

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of detract

  1. to draw the attention or mind to something else <numerous typos in the text detract the reader's attention from the novel's intricate plot> Synonyms abstract, call off, distract, divert, throw offRelated Words amuse, beguile, entertain; stray, wanderNear Antonyms concentrate, focus





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