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cheapen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcheapencheap‧en /ˈtʃiːpən/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]CHEAP to become or make something become lower in price or value 🔊 The good harvest that year cheapened the costs of some raw materials.2 [transitive]BEHAVE to make something or someone seem less deserving of respect 🔊 She never compromised or cheapened herself.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cheapenI ask you not to cheapen her life in your film.Some say he cheapened his office; others that he abused it.The dollar's rise in value has cheapened imports.Using the national anthem as part of a comedy routine cheapens it.But it cheapens liberty and diminishes the nation.By vastly cheapening the carriage of heavy materials over long distances, the canals also brought about indirect changes in the landscape.This difference would necessarily secure traffic to the Railway, and by cheapening the cost would increase the consumption.Another aspect of the scene which cheapens the quality of the emotions they express is the presence of Pandarus.Never cheapen the wonder of the commonplace in life.It cherishes that which it deems valuable and cheapens what it deems close to worthless.
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Verb table
cheapen
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycheapen
he, she, itcheapens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycheapened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cheapened
he, she, ithas cheapened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cheapened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cheapen
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cheapened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cheapening
he, she, itis cheapening
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you, we, theyare cheapening
Past
I, he, she, itwas cheapening
you, we, theywere cheapening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cheapening
he, she, ithas been cheapening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cheapening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cheapening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cheapening
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