Debase meaning

dĭ-bās'
To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
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To make lower in value, quality, character, dignity, etc.; cheapen.
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To debase is defined as to cheapen, or make lower in value or quality.

An example of debase is to lower the value of a building by spray painting it with graffiti.

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(archaic) To lower in position or rank.
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To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
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Origin of debase

  • de– base
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition