Synonyms for debase

Synonyms for (verb) debase

Synonyms: adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch

Definition: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

Usage: adulterate liquor

Similar words: corrupt, spoil

Definition: alter from the original


Synonyms: debase, alloy

Definition: lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

Similar words: devalue

Definition: lower the value or quality of

Usage: The tear devalues the painting


Synonyms: debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, corrupt, subvert, profane, misdirect, pervert, vitiate

Definition: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Usage: debauch the young people with wine and women; Socrates was accused of corrupting young men; Do school counselors subvert young children?; corrupt the morals

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue