verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of detract
Related formsde·tract·ing·ly, adverbde·trac·tor, nounun·de·tract·ing, adjectiveun·de·tract·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for detracting
What is clear is that this trend is detracting from our system of government.Is the White House Too Politicized? A New Book Analyzes the Data|Jesse Singal|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Is putting on a little dog-and-pony show every now and then detracting from the feminist cause?
But instead of detracting from the charm of her appearance, the seemingly unconscious gesture only heightened it.At Last|Marion Harland
The Goncourt brothers were extremely clever in detracting from the merits of the people about whom they spoke.
Of late years an hotel has been built near the entrance, detracting from its once romantic appearance.The Mines and its Wonders|W.H.G. Kingston
Let me not be understood as detracting one jot from the well deserved fame of Daniel DeMotte.
It adds to the color of Mr. Kingsley's pages, while detracting from his authority, that he is always and inevitably a partisan.