detracted






verb (used without object)

  1. to take away a part, as from quality, value, or reputation (usually followed by from).

verb (used with object)

  1. to draw away or divert; distract: to detract another’s attention from more important issues.
  2. Archaic. to take away (a part); abate: The dilapidated barn detracts charm from the landscape.

verb

  1. (when intr, usually foll by from) to take away a part (of); diminishher anger detracts from her beauty
  2. (tr) to distract or divert
  3. (tr) obsolete to belittle or disparage
v.

early 15c., from Middle French d├ętracter, from Latin detractus, past participle of detrahere “to take down, pull down, disparage” (see detraction). Related: Detracted; detracting.

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