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debase (verb) lower the value of; make or become less respectable.

Corrupt ways of living debases a society. That is, when the society becomes corrupt and loses its sense of morals and principles, it loses its value and respect. 'Commercialism has debased education and the medical profession.' This means that treating or offering education and medicine as business has reduced their value and has made the people connected with them less respectable. The disregard of truth and principles has debased politics. That is, because politicians don't attach any importance to principles and truth, people do not respect politicians, do not treat politics as a gentleman's profession.

  • Sam has debased himself by taking paltry sums for doing favors to people, in his position as a police officer. People think low of him, and know that he can be bought if they want anything done by him.
  • The senator Roberts by his swapping of parties too often has debased the position of a senator, as people now think that most senators are not the principled people they have taken them for, so far.
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