Examples of bastardize in a Sentence
It's a shame to see how Hollywood has bastardized the novel.
The restaurant serves a bastardized version of the classic French dish.
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This is to acknowledge the deaths from these extremist groups that have bastardized Islam to suit their own warped sense of perversion.
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Synonymsabase, debase, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warp
Antonymselevate, ennoble, uplift
Related Wordsbefoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgrade
Near Antonymsdignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respect
BASTARDIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bastardize for English Language Learners
: to produce a poor copy or version of (something)
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