degrade etymology

English word degrade comes from Middle French dégrader

Detailed word origin of degrade

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dégrader Middle French (frm)
degrade English (eng) (intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.. (transitive) To lower in value or social position.. (transitive, geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.

Words with the same origin as degrade

Descendants of dégrader
degradation