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degrade

verb

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1 to bring to a lower grade or rank
  • the view that such a system degrades doctors to the status of medical employees who ultimately are not in charge of their patients' health care

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2 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • degrading the school's animal mascot with a silly costume

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The first known use of degrade was in the 14th century

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“Degrade.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/de-grade. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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