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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 Unfortunately, that outdated kitchen detracts from the overall value of your house.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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Problems can be as varied as a chronic issue with a frontline employee who is forming detractors on a grand scale, to more complicated, systemic and cultural issues that reach well beyond customer-facing employees.
Reichheld identified the difference between the percentage of brand promoters and the percentage of brand detractors as a strong predictor of long-term company success.
Nucala (mepolizumab; GSK): One brand message resonates with high numbers of Nucala Promoters Detractors and Passives.
The Net Promoter WOM Economic Framework can serve as a proxy -- and a predictor -- of how the mix of Promoters and Detractors within your customer base is impacting your business.
Our own detractors were not far behind, projecting a dooms day scenario in the aftermath of such designation.
America is under siege, and we must fight for her foundational values from all detractors, as did Dr.
The President has been challenging his detractors to prove their accusation and not to use media to spread false news and innuendos against him and his family,' he added.
In contrast, 29%, 46% and 40% of Detractors agreed with those respective statements.
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About Afghanistan, he said, Pakistan will continue to support all efforts for enduring and permanent peace in Afghanistan and warned against detractors and spoilers of these efforts.
For the last five months, my political detractors have used the Senate hearings to put me at the receiving end of their slander and lies," Binay said in a statement.
Based on their responses, customers are categorized into one of three groups: Promoters (9-10 rating), Passives (7-8 rating), and Detractors (0-6 rating).
Both sides agreed on continuation of such bilateral interactions to enhance bilateral border coordination and reduce space for detractors.
The central bank of Russia, Bank Rossii, has defended itself against detractors who had criticised the bank for choking credit with high borrowing costs.
Many of Israelas detractors on the left argue that Israelas democracy is in a state of decline.