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

     

    cheapen

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpən//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cheapen
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpən//
     
    he / she / it cheapens
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpənz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpənz//
     
    past simple cheapened
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpənd//
     
    past participle cheapened
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpənd//
     
    -ing form cheapening
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpənɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpənɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1cheapen somebody/yourself to make somebody 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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