Definition of detract verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

detract

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈtrækt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtrækt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they detract
BrE BrE//dɪˈtrækt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtrækt//
 
he / she / it detracts
BrE BrE//dɪˈtrækts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtrækts//
 
past simple detracted
BrE BrE//dɪˈtræktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtræktɪd//
 
past participle detracted
BrE BrE//dɪˈtræktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtræktɪd//
 
past simple detracting
BrE BrE//dɪˈtræktɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtræktɪŋ//
 
past participle detracting
BrE BrE//dɪˈtræktɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtræktɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin detract- ‘drawn away’, from the verb detrahere, from de- ‘away from’ + trahere ‘draw’. Phrasal Verbsdetract from something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: detract

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