as in to distract
to draw the attention or mind to something else numerous typos in the text detract the reader's attention from the novel's intricate plot

Synonyms & Similar Words


Antonyms & Near Antonyms

Thesaurus Entries Near detract

Cite this Entry

“Detract.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on detract

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!