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
Example sentences from the Web for detract
Rangel's last gambits verged on the absurd and detracted from his remaining dignity.
Fat cushioned the square jaw and detracted from its strength.The Vision Spendid|William MacLeod Raine
He might have passed for a soldier but for something that detracted, something that Ranny noticed.The Combined Maze|May Sinclair
Surely a pretty wife and graceful daughters would have detracted from the splendour of the tragedy.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
The advance of years rather increased than detracted from these personal advantages.
They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various