cheapen vs degrade what difference

what is difference between cheapen and degrade

English

Etymology

cheap +‎ -en

Verb

cheapen (third-person singular simple present cheapens, present participle cheapening, simple past and past participle cheapened)

  1. (transitive) to decrease the value of; to make cheaper
  2. (transitive) to make vulgar
  3. (intransitive) to become cheaper
  4. (transitive, obsolete) to bargain for, ask the price of.

Derived terms

  • cheapen out

Translations

Anagrams

  • ha’pence, peachen


English

Etymology

From Middle French dégrader

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈɡɹeɪd/, /diˈɡɹeɪd/
Rhymes: -eɪd

Verb

degrade (third-person singular simple present degrades, present participle degrading, simple past and past participle degraded)

  1. (transitive) To lower in value or social position.
    • 1859-1890, John G. Palfrey, History of New England to the Revolutionary War
      Prynne was sentenced by the Star Chamber Court to be degraded from the bar.
  2. (intransitive, ergative) To reduce in quality or purity.
  3. (transitive, geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

Derived terms

  • degradation

Translations


Portuguese

Verb

degrade

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of degradar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of degradar
  3. third-person singular imperative of degradar

Spanish

Verb

degrade

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of degradar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of degradar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of degradar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of degradar.

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