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English verb: detract

1. detract (change) take away a part from; diminish

SamplesHis bad manners detract from his good character.

Synonymstake away

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down

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