: to lower in status, esteem, quality, or character
- debased himself by lying to his supporters
- … a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to outlaw debasing the American flag.
- This is not to say that you should be prepared to debase camping standards.
- —The Scout Leader's Handbook
: to reduce the intrinsic value of (a coin) by increasing the base-metal content
: to reduce the exchange value of (a monetary unit)