verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of detract
OTHER WORDS FROM detractde·tract·ing·ly, adverbde·trac·tor, nounun·de·tract·ing, adjectiveun·de·tract·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for detract
Excessive cairn-building, whether adding to existing cairns or creating new ones, not only mucks with that history but also confuses hikers trying to follow a trail, contributes to soil erosion, and detracts from nature’s beauty.
“Pillows are ‘light,’ ‘fluffy,’ and may detract from our message,” she wrote.
His conservatism, which is more of a cultural than political kidney, seems to fascinate, delight or detract critics.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Abortion-rights advocates by no means seek to detract from LGBT movement or begrudge it victories.Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?|Emily Shire|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the religious iconography did not detract from the excitement brewing in the room.Thom Browne’s Women’s Line Evolves in the Wake of Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ensemble|Misty White Sidell|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Clarence Thomas had 48 votes against him, a fact that does not, alas, detract a whit from his votes and opinions.
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
And to confirmeYour grace towards me, against all such as may Detract my actions, and life hereafter,I now preferre it to you.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
It does not detract from his merits, it rather adds thereto, that his brush was also photographic.
If I add that he is in one respect to be included among the most virulent, I do not necessarily detract from his value.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
Nor does it detract from his fame as a man of genius that he did not originate the most profound of his declarations.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord