cheapen

US [ˈtʃipən]
UK [ˈtʃiːpən]
  • v.(使)跌价;(使)变低级[粗俗];(使)降低威信[地位];使损声誉
  • Web减价;贬低;变得粗俗
Present Participle:cheapening  Past Tense:cheapened  Simple Present:cheapens  
cheapen
v.
1.
~ sb/yourself
使丧失威信;使贬低to make sb lose respect for himself or herself
She never cheapened herself by lowering her standards.
她从不降低标准来贬低自己。
2.
~ sth
降低…的价格to make sth lower in price
to cheapen the cost of raw materials
降低原材料的成本
3.
~ sth
使贬值;贬低to make sth appear to have less value
The movie was accused of cheapening human life.
有人指责这部电影贬低了人的生命价值。

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