degradar


degradar
v.
1 to degrade, to debase (moralmente).
Sus amigos degradaron a Ricardo His friends degraded Richard.
Ricardo degradó la leche por dinero Richard downgraded the milk for money.
El general degradó al soldado vago The general degraded the lazy soldier.
2 to demote.
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degradar
verbo transitivo
1 to degrade, debase
2 MILITAR to demote
verbo pronominal degradarse
1 to demean oneself, degrade oneself
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1. VT
1) (=deteriorar) [+ salud] to cause to deteriorate; [+ litoral] to spoil; [+ calidad] to lower, make worse
2) (Mil) to demote, downgrade
3) (Inform) [+ datos] to corrupt
4) (Geol) [+ suelo] to impoverish
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (Mil) to demote
b) (envilecer) to degrade

estas prácticas degradan al ser humano — these practices are degrading to human beings

c) (empeorar) <calidad/valor> to diminish
2) (Art) to gradate
2.
degradarse v pron
a) persona (humillarse) to demean oneself, degrade oneself
b) (Quím) compuesto to decompose, degrade
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= cheapen, debase, downgrade [down-grade], degrade, demean, demote, abase.
Ex. Simplification is cheapening the process.
Ex. As American industry has conclusively proven, the most direct way to cut costs is to debase the quality of the product.
Ex. The opposite of the 'halo effect' -- downgrading someone you dislike but whose work is good -- is also an error.
Ex. In point of fact, I am well aware that catalogers, as a group, resist with every cell in their bodies any attempt to erode or degrade or compromise the catalog.
Ex. While there have been some praiseworthy improvements over the past few years, many biased headings persist which demean the very people who use the catalog.
Ex. Supervisors may have to take such action as demoting or terminating an employee.
Ex. Fairy tales not abased by the 'culture industry' might save us from our present state of barbarism resulting from a capitalism run wild.
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* degradarse = degrade.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (Mil) to demote
b) (envilecer) to degrade

estas prácticas degradan al ser humano — these practices are degrading to human beings

c) (empeorar) <calidad/valor> to diminish
2) (Art) to gradate
2.
degradarse v pron
a) persona (humillarse) to demean oneself, degrade oneself
b) (Quím) compuesto to decompose, degrade
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= cheapen, debase, downgrade [down-grade], degrade, demean, demote, abase.

Ex: Simplification is cheapening the process.

Ex: As American industry has conclusively proven, the most direct way to cut costs is to debase the quality of the product.
Ex: The opposite of the 'halo effect' -- downgrading someone you dislike but whose work is good -- is also an error.
Ex: In point of fact, I am well aware that catalogers, as a group, resist with every cell in their bodies any attempt to erode or degrade or compromise the catalog.
Ex: While there have been some praiseworthy improvements over the past few years, many biased headings persist which demean the very people who use the catalog.
Ex: Supervisors may have to take such action as demoting or terminating an employee.
Ex: Fairy tales not abased by the 'culture industry' might save us from our present state of barbarism resulting from a capitalism run wild.
* degradarse = degrade.

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degradar [A1 ]
vt
A
1 (Mil) to demote
2 (envilecer) to degrade
estas prácticas degradan al ser humano these practices are degrading to human beings
3 (empeorar) ‹calidad/valor› to diminish
el suelo está excesivamente degradado the soil is too impoverished
4 (Quím) ‹compuesto› to degrade
B (Art) to gradate
degradarse
v pron
1 «persona» (humillarse) to demean oneself, degrade oneself, humiliate oneself
2 (Quím) «compuesto» to decompose, degrade
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degradar (conjugate degradar) verbo transitivo
a) (Mil) to demote

b) (envilecer) to degrade

c) (empeorar) ‹calidad/valorto diminish

degradarse verbo pronominal [persona] to demean oneself, degrade oneself
degradar verbo transitivo
1 to degrade: esos actos de barbarie le degradan, he had degraded himself by committing such barbaric acts
2 (en una jerarquía) to demote
'degradar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
denigrar
English:
debase
- degrade
- rank
- cheapen
- demean
- demote
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degradar
vt
1. [moralmente] to degrade, to debase;
el alcohol la ha degradado she's been ruined by drink
2. [físicamente] [medio ambiente, naturaleza] to degrade;
[calidad, servicio, producto] to cause to deteriorate;
la contaminación degrada el medio ambiente pollution degrades the environment
3. [de mando militar, cargo] to demote, to downgrade
See also the pronominal verb degradarse
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degradar
v/t
1 degrade
2 MIL demote
3 PINT gradate
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degradar vt
1) : to degrade, to debase
2) : to demote

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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