Verb(1) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality(2) lower in value by increasing the base-metal content(3) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
(1) the King was forced to debase the coinage(2) For some people extending human control over genes is the supreme act of hubris and, like all hubris, threatens paradoxically not to elevate but to debase us.(3) His way is not just to debase traditional standards; it is to do away with them altogether.(4) The state has understood this lesson since the kings of old began repeatedly to debase the coinage.(5) There is no evidence in this case of any positive intention to humiliate or debase the applicant.(6) Not content to debase himself, he insisted that his wife drink as well.(7) Everywhere people recognise that genuine forms of corruption debase the quality of their life, lead to the degradation of their social and physical environment.(8) the love episodes debase the dignity of the drama(9) In Europe, gold was democratized by its use in coins, even though successive rulers tried to debase them by mixing in lesser metals or reducing their size.(10) The ├ö├ç├┐anti├ö├ç├û brigade says that gifts can debase the trust between doctor and patient and devalue the true value of the care that doctors give.(11) If the Minister had received cash in return for assisting a visa or passport application, that would debase him.(12) We expect our television to debase us, empty us, and condescend to us.(13) People like to watch people debase themselves.(14) For those viewers who aren't regular watchers of this show, let me recap how the game works: People debase themselves for money.(15) This process is rooted in a constant debasement of humans, deprived of moral and ethical ├ö├ç├┐values.├ö├ç├û(16) Worse, a discouraged, angry, and alienated lower class is directly related to the growing debasement of our popular culture.
1. degrade ::
2. reduce in value ::
verminder in waarde
3. deprave ::
4. load ::
5. alloy ::
1. elevate ::
2. ennoble ::
3. uplift ::
Different Formsdebase, debased, debasement, debasements, debases, debasing
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