- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||debased, debases, debasing
||to reduce in value, quality, esteem, or character.
Severe inflation may debase a nation's currency.The scandal debased the politician in the eyes of the voters.
- degrade, demean, depress, deteriorate, devalue, impair, pervert
- enhance, exalt
- similar words:
- abase, corrupt, deflate, deprave, disgrace, disparage, lower, pollute, reduce, rot, ruin, taint, weaken
||alloy, canker, defile, demolish, devalue, diminish, discredit, dishonor, impair, outrage, profane, violate, warp
||debasingly (adv.), debasement (n.), debaser (n.)
The word debase
contains the following part:
that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
- dis-, un-