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reduce or take away the worth or value of.
"these quibbles in no way detract from her achievement"
synonyms: belittle, take away from, diminish, reduce, lessen, minimize, play down, trivialize, decry, depreciate, devalue, deprecate
"my reservations should not detract from the book's excellence"
deny or take away (a quality or achievement) so as to make its subject seem less impressive.
"it detracts not one iota from the credit due to them"
divert or distract (someone or something) away from.
"the complaint was timed to detract attention from the ethics issue"
The cat detracted her nails from the sheets.
by Sammy smith January 17, 2015
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