detract from

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "detract from":
present tense I/you/we/they detract from he/she/it detracts from present participle detracting from past tense detracted from past participle detracted from
detract from something to make something seem less good, attractive, or important

We should not allow her personal difficulties to detract from her public achievements.


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