degrade vs disgrace what difference

what is difference between degrade and disgrace

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.


English

Etymology

From Middle French disgracier.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɡɹeɪs/, /dɪzˈɡɹeɪs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɡɹeɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs

Noun

disgrace (countable and uncountable, plural disgraces)

  1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
  2. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame.
    Synonyms: dishonor, ignominy
  3. (countable) Something which brings dishonor; the cause of reproach or shame; great discredit.
  4. (obsolete) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.

Synonyms

  • misgrace (far less common)

Related terms

  • disgraceful
  • disgraceless

Translations

Verb

disgrace (third-person singular simple present disgraces, present participle disgracing, simple past and past participle disgraced)

  1. (transitive) To put someone out of favor; to bring shame or ignominy upon.

Translations

Further reading

  • disgrace in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • disgrace in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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