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cheapen

verb [T] (RESPECT LESS)    /ˈtʃiː.pən/ 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.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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