|1.||[ verb ] reduce the level of land, as by erosion|
|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|
|Related terms:||worsen devalue abasement|