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"debase" in British 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
debasement
noun [U] uk   /dɪˈbeɪs.mənt/ us   /dɪˈbeɪs.mənt/
(Definition of debase from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “debase”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使堕落, 贬低…
in Turkish değerini düşürmek, itibarını azaltmak…
in Russian понижать качество, портить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使墮落, 貶低…
in Polish deprecjonować…
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“debase” in British English

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