Antonyms of verb degrade

1 of 3 senses of degrade

Sense 1
degrade -- (reduce the level of land, as by erosion)
       Antonym of aggrade (Sense 1)
      => aggrade -- (build up to a level by depositing sediment)

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

3 senses of degrade

Sense 1
degrade -- (reduce the level of land, as by erosion)

Sense 2
take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down -- (reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture")
       => humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase -- (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")

Sense 3
degrade, cheapen -- (lower the grade of something; reduce its worth)
       => worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")

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