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Definition of cheapen verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cheapen
    he / she / it cheapens
    past simple cheapened
    -ing form cheapening
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  1. 1cheapen somebody/yourself to make someone lose respect for himself or herself synonym degrade She never cheapened herself by lowering her standards.
  2. 2cheapen something to make something lower in price to cheapen the cost of raw materials
  3. 3cheapen something to make something appear to have less value The movie was accused of cheapening human life.
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