- 1debase somebody/something to make someone or something less valuable or respected synonym devalue Professional sports are being debased by commercial sponsorship.
- 2 debase something to lower the value of a country's coins by reducing the quantity of valuable metal in them
NAmE//dɪˈbeɪs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they debase
he / she / it debases
past simple debased
-ing form debasing
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