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English definition of “cheapen”

cheapen

verb [T] uk   /ˈtʃiː.pən/ us  

cheapen verb [T] (COST LESS)

to reduce the price: This has had the effect of cheapening UK exports.Value and price decreases

cheapen verb [T] (RESPECT LESS)

disapproving to make someone or something seem less valuable or important so that people respect them less: She felt that the photos were exploitative and cheapened her.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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