Meaning of “detract from something” in the English Dictionary

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"detract from something" in American English

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detract from something

/dɪˈtrækt frəm/
phrasal verb with detract verb

to make something seem less valuable or less deserving of admiration:

These small faults, however, do not detract from the overall quality of the book.

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