detract detract  /dɪ ˈtrækt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) take away a part from; diminish

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A few dumb gags about ROTC thugs and big breasts do not detract from the film's scabrous assaults on undergraduate caste systems, sanctimonious preppies and liberal pieties.
  2. Just because it isn't the God that many of us believe in does not detract from the sincerity or power of his faith.
  3. Substance, however, doesn't detract from style.

News

  1. HIGHTSTOWN: Brenya reaches MOC

    Jude Brenya couldn’t reach his goal at the Meet of Champions Wednesday night, but it still could not detract from an outstanding shot put season and career for the Hightstown High senior. Brenya reached the Meet of Champions at South Plainfield last Saturday by throwing a 51-4.50 in the NJSIAA Group III meet, good for fifth place.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Windsor-Hights Herald

  2. Does MLB Need to Impose Harsher Penalties for On-Field Brawls?

    Major League Baseball has an issue that it needs to find a way to curtail quickly. No, we are not talking about anything involving performance-enhancing drugs.  Watching the brawl that broke out between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, it became abundantly clear that it is time for the league to find a way to detract from these kinds of brawls in the future.  It ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "It was a rare and unique opportunity to consider adding not only a future Hall of Fame quarterback but one that is very familiar with our system and division," Childress said in a statement. "That does not detract from the team that we have....
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Brad Childress Source: FOXSports.com

  2. As Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg, the brave "have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: WeHo News

  3. "I understand the interest in the situation, and when the time is right, I'll be more than glad to address those questions," Bryant said. "Right now we have a lot to accomplish here with this team and I don't want to detract from that or be a...
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Forbes

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