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English verb: bastardize

1. bastardize (social) change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms


Synonymsbastardise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

2. bastardize (communication) declare a child to be illegitimate


Synonymsbastardise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold









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