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de·tract

detract

 
pronunciation:
dih traekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: detracts, detracting, detracted
definition: to lessen or take away (often followed by "from").
A flaw in the diamond detracted from its value.The person kicking my seat detracted from my enjoyment of the film.
synonyms:
take
similar words:
diminish, lessen, lower
derivations: detractingly (adv.), detraction (n.), detractor (n.)
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The word detract contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
tract Latin root that means draw, pull