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
Either Uber will continue to dodge its detractors, or customers will eventually find its public reputation unpalatable.
His detractors tried to undermine his standing with Reagan, but he had support from an unlikely source—hard-line conservatives.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among her detractors was Dr. Bob Arnot, who covered medical issues for NBC before Snyderman joined the network from ABC News.
To his detractors, he was a half-mad paranoiac who nearly destroyed the CIA in his obsessive search for a Soviet mole.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy|Will Rahn|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is where Schaeffer gets beyond the theological categories of evangelical Christians and their detractors.
Too much has been made of Heine's superficiality by the pedants among his detractors.
Hence the so-called interpolations of original evidences, for which he has been unfairly reproached by his detractors.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
His detractors must acknowledge that it could not have been acquired by a poet destitute of merit.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Their apologists said they amounted to three millions; their detractors that they did not amount to four hundred thousand.The Huguenots in France|Samuel Smiles.
Who is there, even among Mr Bernard Shaw's detractors, who would wish his dramatic criticisms unwritten?The Book of This and That|Robert Lynd