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Definition of "debase" [de•base]

  • To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade. See Synonyms at adulterate, corrupt, degrade. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "debase" in a sentence
  • "But now I fain debase myself to all who rail at thee:"
  • "It should be called a debase rather than a debate."
  • "The second reason to debase is to consume the debt."