Meaning of “debase” in the English Dictionary

"debase" in English

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debaseverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈbeɪs/ us /dɪˈbeɪs/

to reduce the quality or value of something:

Some argue that money has debased football.
Our world view has become debased. We no longer have a sense of the sacred.
debase the coinage/currency

to lower the value of a coin by making it from a less valuable metal

noun [ U ] uk /dɪˈbeɪs.mənt/ us /dɪˈbeɪs.mənt/

(Definition of “debase” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"debase" in American English

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debaseverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈbeɪs/

to reduce in quality or value:

Television is often blamed for debasing American politics.

(Definition of “debase” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)