Ann Wesley Carter

The politician tried to __________ his rival’s good reputation by spreading false rumors about him.

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  • to lower in quality, value, or dignity
  • to lower the moral character of someone
  • historical- lower the value of money by reducing the content of precious metal.


Debase, tr. v

Debases, 3rd person pres.

Debased, past

Debased, past participial

Debasing, gerund

Related Forms

debasement, noun

debaser, noun

debasingly, adverb

self-debasement, noun

Synonyms: lower, vitiate, corrupt; contaminate, pollute, defile, degrade, abase,demean, reduce.

Antonyms: boost, enhance, honor, upgrade, praise, uplift, dignify, enable

Pick the correct answer:

  1. They debased the value of the dollar.
  2. He wouldn't debase himself by doing manual labor.
  3. His eldest son was incapable, haughty and exceedingly debased
  4. The cruel prison guard did everything he could to debase inmates and make them feel worthless.