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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To lessen in value or quality; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer; to reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity

2. (v. t.) To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.

3. (v. t.) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

4. (v. i.) 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.


It is Sacrilege to Degrade a Bishop to the Rank of a Presbyter...
... The Canons of the Blessed and Holy Fathers Assembled at Antioch in Syria. Canon
XXIX. It is sacrilege to degrade a bishop to the rank of a presbyter´┐Ż ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxix it is sacrilege.htm

"Now Here, You must Degrade Reason Just as Much as it is Degraded ...
... Address 61: "Now here, you must degrade reason just as much as it is
degraded by religion´┐Ż "Now here, you must degrade reason ...
/.../address 61 0 0 now here you.htm

Getting Even
... Vile and wrong deeds always degrade man to a lower state. Every evil deed, word,
or thought lowers us in moral being. ... It means to abase and degrade ourselves. ...
// talks/talk fifty-five getting even.htm

This Twelfth Book Gives a Notable Interpretation of the Words Of
... For those who would degrade the majesty of the glory of the Only-begotten to slavish
and grovelling conceptions think that they find the strongest proof of ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/section 1 this twelfth book.htm

Wagner -- I am a Voice
... Instead of being men of a cause, they make the cause that of a man, and they degrade
the most sacred realities to the paltry level of their ambitious egoism. ...
/.../various/the worlds great sermons volume 10/wagner i am a.htm

ecce Iterum Crispinus!'
... Theophilus degraded and expelled him, and has done his best to degrade, to defame,
and even to murder these Brothers.'. Why? Is he a Pharaoh?' asked Eutyches. ...
/.../chapter xliii ecce iterum crispinus.htm

Public Spirit
... saintly thing, and will increase your chance of heaven, to help the poor.' He is
saying, 'If you neglect the poor, you neglect yourself; if you degrade the poor ...
/.../kingsley/sermons for the times/sermon xxii public spirit.htm

Loyal to the Core
... it for their own nourishment. Sad that men should ever degrade themselves
to such despicable meanness! While you can help yourselves ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 26 1880/loyal to the core.htm

That Divine and Heavenly Things are Appropriately Revealed, Even ...
... many forms of the lowest creatures to be found on the earth (for the one would perhaps
be more adapted to our instruction, and would not degrade the celestial ...
/.../dionysius/on the heavenly hierarchy/caput ii that divine and.htm

The Universal Presence
... That is of course to degrade the glory of the incorruptible Deity and, in an effort
to make all things divine, banish all divinity from the world entirely. ...
// pursuit of god/v the universal presence.htm

Degrade (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To lessen in value or quality; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman,
or a general officer; to reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree ...
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Abase (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To degrade; to lower in rank or esteem;
to dishonor. 2. (v.) To cast down or reduce low or lower ...
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Villain (1 Occurrence)
... rascal; a scamp. 4. (a.) Villainous. 5. (vt) To debase; to degrade.
Multi-Version Concordance Villain (1 Occurrence). Proverbs 6:12 ...
/v/villain.htm - 7k

Vashti (10 Occurrences)
... It is only (Esther 1:19) when the decree is proposed to repudiate and degrade her
that she is called merely "Vashti." She also (Esther 1:9) presides at the ...
/v/vashti.htm - 12k

Lessen (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (v.) To make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower;
to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen speed, rank ...
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Reduce (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality,
value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce ...
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Degraded (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Degrade. 2. (a.) Reduced in
rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base. ...
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Degenerate (1 Occurrence)

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Debase (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (v.) To reduce to a lower state of worth, dignity, purity,
station, etc.; to degrade; to lower; to deteriorate; to abase; as, to ...
/d/debase.htm - 6k

Diminish (22 Occurrences)
... augment or increase. 2. (vt) To lessen the authority or dignity of; to
put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken. 3. (vt) To make ...
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