Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb debase

3 senses of debase

Sense 1
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
debase, alloy -- (lower in value by increasing the base-metal content)
       => devalue -- (lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting")

Sense 3
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase -- (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor")
       => corrupt, spoil -- (alter from the original)

Antonyms of adj debased

3 senses of debased

Sense 1
adulterate, adulterated, debased -- (mixed with impurities)

INDIRECT (VIA impure) -> pure -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Sense 2
debased, devalued, degraded -- (lowered in value; "the dollar is low"; "a debased currency")

INDIRECT (VIA low) -> high -- (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself")

Sense 3
corrupted, debased, vitiated -- (ruined in character or quality)

INDIRECT (VIA corrupt) -> incorrupt -- (free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible")

Similarity of adj debased

3 senses of debased

Sense 1
adulterate, adulterated, debased -- (mixed with impurities)
       => impure (vs. pure) -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Sense 2
debased, devalued, degraded -- (lowered in value; "the dollar is low"; "a debased currency")
       => low (vs. high) -- (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low")

Sense 3
corrupted, debased, vitiated -- (ruined in character or quality)
       => corrupt (vs. incorrupt) -- (lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government")

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