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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 ​worldview 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 ​valuablemetal
debasement
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)
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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