1. [ verb ] reduce the level of land, as by erosion
Related terms: aggrade
2. [ verb ] reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Synonyms: demean take_down put_down disgrace

"She tends to put down younger women colleagues" "His critics took him down after the lecture"

Related terms: humiliate reduce dehumanize put-down
3. [ verb ] lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
Synonyms: cheapen
Related terms: worsen devalue abasement
Similar spelling:   degrader