how to pronounce degrade


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the above transcription of degrade is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

degrade is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of degrade in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… it is shameful to degrade to such …”

meanings of degrade


  1. To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
  2. To lower in value or social position.
  3. To reduce in quality or purity.

degrade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word degrade occurs in english on average 0.8 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 degrade 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 degrade can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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