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cheapen

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈtʃiː.pən/

cheapen verb [T] (COST LESS)

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

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.
Translations of “cheapen”
in Chinese (Traditional) 貶值, 使降價,使減價, 使貶值…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贬值, 使降价,使减价, 使贬值…
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