detract from (someone or something)

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detract from (someone or something)

To impact someone or something negatively; to diminish someone or something. Unfortunately, that outdated kitchen detracts from the overall value of your house. His lies detracted from his otherwise stellar record as a senator.
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detract from someone or something

to lessen or diminish someone or something. The large pieces of furniture detracted from the lovely design in the carpet. Alice's quiet demeanor did not detract from her grace and beauty.
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detract from

To reduce a quality, importance, or some other value; diminish something: The dent on the side of the car detracts from its overall value. The politician's uneven voting record detracted from his chances of winning the election.
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There is no doubt the madness and mayhem has detracted from one of the most exciting championship battles in recent history.
For starters he has detracted from one of the greatest weeks in Scottish football history.
But he insists his poor show detracted from one of his best performances yet in a dark blue jersey.
It was an unfortunate incident which detracted from one of the great All-Ireland day performances in recent history.