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")

Antonyms of adj degrading

2 senses of degrading

Sense 1
corrupting, degrading -- (harmful to the mind or morals; "corrupt judges and their corrupting influence"; "the vicious and degrading cult of violence")

INDIRECT (VIA noxious) -> innocuous -- (not injurious to physical or mental health)

Sense 2
debasing, degrading -- (used of conduct; characterized by dishonor)

INDIRECT (VIA dishonorable) -> honorable, honourable -- (worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country")

Similarity of adj degrading

2 senses of degrading

Sense 1
corrupting, degrading -- (harmful to the mind or morals; "corrupt judges and their corrupting influence"; "the vicious and degrading cult of violence")
       => noxious (vs. innocuous) -- (injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas")

Sense 2
debasing, degrading -- (used of conduct; characterized by dishonor)
       => dishonorable (vs. honorable), dishonourable -- (lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed")

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