present tense third-person singular of degrade
as in reduces
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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as in humiliates
to reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes the players degraded themselves with their crude antics off the field

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“Degrades.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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