detract from

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

detract play
  1. : to speak ill of

  2. : to take away

  3. : divert


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