[ UK /dɪɡɹˈeɪd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈɡɹeɪd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈɡɹeɪd/ ]
- reduce the level of land, as by erosion
- lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
She tends to put down younger women colleagues
His critics took him down after the lecture
How To Use degrade In A Sentence
- I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
- We also believe that practically any country that degrades women or any country that cuts them off from the vital life of the country is making a very big mistake.
- No one can degrade us except ourselves; that if we are worthy, no influence can defeat us.
- However, this does not take into account the optics of the system which degrade image quality somewhat giving a commonly accepted resolution of 1 arcminute/cycle. The Register
- It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and ‘beaming,’ and is configurable to an unlimited number of options.
- As plants do not possess a mechanism to degrade lignins, lignification represents a significant, non-recoverable investment of carbon and energy.
- Over time, however, it oxidizes and chemically degrades to form alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, acids and esters.
- It is necessary to design the antenna properly or system performance will be degraded.
- Some materials are better degraded under anaerobic conditions than under aerobic conditions.
- Cardamine tangutorum wild vegetable planted artificially could markedly improve the biomass of degraded ecosystem, and this kind of wild vegetable is more suitable for growing in the forest.