Definitions of degrade

The word degrade uses 7 letters:addeegr.

DEGRADE is playable in:

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v. t. - To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer. 2

v. t. - To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man. 2

v. t. - To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down. 2

v. i. - To degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of genera. 2