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Definition of 'degrade'


  1. reduce the level of land, as by erosion
       Antonyms: aggrade
  2. reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
       Synonyms: take down disgrace demean put down
  3. lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
       Synonyms: cheapen

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