how to pronounce degrade

/dɪˈɡɹɛɪd/

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degrade is pronounced in two syllables

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dɪɡɹɛɪd

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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

verb:

  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.

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