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detract

de·tract

detract

 
pronunciation:
dih traekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: detracted, detracting, detracts
definition: to lessen or take away (often followed by "from").
A flaw in the diamond detracted from its value.The person kicking my seat detracted from my enjoyment of the film.
synonyms:
take
similar words:
diminish, lessen, lower
derivations: detractingly (adv.), detraction (n.), detractor (n.)
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