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See also: dégradé, dégrade, and degradé

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French dégrader

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈɡɹeɪd/, /diˈɡɹeɪd/
Rhymes: -eɪd

VerbEdit

degrade (third-person singular simple present degrades, present participle degrading, simple past and past participle degraded)

  1. (transitive) To lower in value or social position.
    Fred degrades himself by his behaviour.
    • Palfrey
      Prynne was sentenced by the Star Chamber Court to be degraded from the bar.
  2. (intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.
    The DNA sample has degraded.
  3. (transitive, geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

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VerbEdit

degrade

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of degradar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of degradar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of degradar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of degradar.