Synonyms for Degrades:
Shames, abases, disgraces, embarrasses, mocks, maligns, defames, dishonors.
pares, cuts, reduces, shaves, devaluates, trims, devalues, deflates, marks down, depreciates, discounts, cheapens, slashes, diminishes, lowers, belittles.
Violates, abuses, defiles, ill-treats, maltreats, ill-uses, misuses, despoils.
demoralizes, debauches, perverts, debases, seduces, deforms, corrupts, vitiates, distorts, twists, desecrates, adulterates, warps, depraves.
Usage examples for degrades
" The humiliating and degrading emotions of play" threaten, he says, to undermine his intellectual and moral faculties; his " miserable weakness" degrades him in his own eyes; conscience, reason, self- respect, interest, call upon him to fight against it and destroy it. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco