degrade

  • 1 dégradé — [ degrade ] n. m. • XIVe; de 2. dégrader 1 ♦ Affaiblissement ou modification progressive d une couleur, d un éclairage. Des effets de dégradé. ♢ (XXe) Cin. Procédé par lequel on fait varier l intensité lumineuse de l image. 2 ♦ Technique de coupe …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 degrade — DEGRADÉ, degradeuri, s.n. Descreştere treptată a intensităţii unei culori. ♦ (Adjectival) Aţă degrade. [var.: degradéu s.n.] – Din fr. dégradé. Trimis de dante, 14.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  degradé s. n., pl. degradéuri Trimis de siveco,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Degrade — Dégradé Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 4 dégradé — dégradé, ée 1. (dé gra dé, dée) part. passé de dégrader1. 1°   Qui a perdu d une manière infamante son grade, son rang. Un officier dégradé. 2°   Qui a perdu son rang, sa dignité. •   Trois princes dégradés en un même mois en marquent le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 degrade — 1 Degrade, demote, reduce, declass, disrate mean to lower in station, rank, or grade. Degrade may be used of any such lowering {babies . . . degrade one to the state of anxious, fawning suppliants for a smile Wallace} {turkeys not in prime… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Degrade — De*grade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Degraded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Degrading}.] [F. d[ e]grader, LL. degradare, fr. L. de + gradus step, degree. See {Grade}, and cf. {Degree}.] 1. To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 degrade — UK US /dɪˈgreɪd/ verb [I or T] ► to become worse in quality, or to make something worse: »Unlike with a cassette player, the sound of the MP3 Player doesn t degrade as the battery weakens …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 degrade — late 14c., from O.Fr. degrader (12c.) degrade, deprive (of office, rank, etc.), from des down (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + L. gradus step (see GRADE (Cf. grade)). Related: Degraded; degrading …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 degrade — [dē grād′, digrād′] vt. degraded, degrading [ME degraden < OFr degrader < LL degradare, to reduce in rank < L de , down + gradus: see DE & GRADE] 1. to lower in rank or status, as in punishing; demote 2. to lower or corrupt in quality,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Degrade — De*grade , v. i. (Biol.) To degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of genera. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 degrade — index abuse (violate), adulterate, contaminate, damage, debase, debauch, decry, defame …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 degrade — [v] shame, humiliate abase, belittle, bemean, bench, break, bump, bust, canker, cast down, cheapen, corrupt, cut down to size*, debase, debauch, declass, decry, degenerate, demean, demote, depose, deprave, derogate, deteriorate, detract, diminish …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 degradé — Degradé, [degrad]ée. part. pass. Il a les significations de son verbe …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 14 degrade — ► VERB 1) cause (someone) to suffer a loss of dignity or self respect. 2) lower the character or quality of. 3) archaic reduce to a lower rank. 4) cause to break down or deteriorate chemically. 5) Physics reduce (energy) to a less readily… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 Dégradé — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Dégradé », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot dégradé peut désigner : un dégradé …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 16 dégradé — {{#}}{{LM D11721}}{{〓}} {{[}}dégradé{{]}} ‹dé·gra·dé› ► {{{}}en dégradé{{}}} {{《}}▍ loc.adv.{{》}} En gradación: • Las paredes estaban pintadas de amarillo en dégradé.{{○}} {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}} Del francés de dégradé. {{★}}{{\}}USO:{{/}} Su… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 17 degrade — [[t]dɪgre͟ɪd[/t]] degrades, degrading, degraded 1) VERB Something that degrades someone causes people to have less respect for them. [V n] ...the notion that pornography degrades women... [V pron refl] When I asked him if he had ever been to a… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 degrade — [c]/dəˈgreɪd / (say duh grayd) verb (degraded, degrading) –verb (t) 1. to reduce from a higher to a lower rank, degree, etc.; deprive of office, rank, degree, or title as a punishment. 2. to lower in character or quality; debase; deprave. 3. to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 degrade — de|grade [dıˈgreıd] v 1.) [T] to treat someone without respect and make them lose respect for themselves ▪ a movie that degrades women degrade yourself (by doing sth) ▪ How can you degrade yourself by writing such trash? 2.) [T] to make a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 degrade — verb 1 (T) to treat someone without respect or make people lose their respect for someone; debase: a movie that degrades women | degrade yourself: How can you degrade yourself by writing such trash? 2 (T) to make a situation or the condition of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English