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