detract from

phrasal verb
detracted from; detracting from; detracts from

Definition of detract from

formal
: to reduce the strength, value, or importance of (something) They worried that the scandal would seriously detract from her chances for reelection. The overcooked vegetables detracted somewhat from an otherwise fine meal.

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“Detract from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/detract%20from. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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