how to pronounce detract


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detract is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of detract in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… never want to detract from the severity …”

meanings of detract


  1. To take away; to withdraw or remove.
  2. To take credit or reputation from; to defame or decry.

detract frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word detract occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics detract can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that detract can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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