Thesaurus

detracts

verb
present tense third-person singular of detract

Synonyms & Antonyms of detracts

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 for detracts

Words Related to detracts

Near Antonyms for detracts

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about detracts

Cite this Entry

“Detracts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detracts. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on detracts

Nglish: Translation of detracts for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of detracts for Arabic Speakers

Comments on detracts

What made you want to look up detracts? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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