AskDefine | Define detract

Dictionary Definition

detract v : take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character" [syn: take away]

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Etymology

Verb

  1. To take away; to withdraw or remove.
  2. To take credit or reputation from; to defame or decry.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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