What is another word for bastardize?

1600 synonyms found


[ bˈastədˌa͡ɪz], [ bˈastədˌa‍ɪz], [ b_ˈa_s_t_ə_d_ˌaɪ_z]

Bastardize means to debase, corrupt or adulterate. There are several synonyms for this term that can be used to express the same meaning in different contexts. Some of these synonyms include debauch, devalue, degrade, defile, denigrate, demean, desecrate, pollute, profane, soil, tarnish, and violate. Each of these words describes an act of diluting or tarnishing something that was once pure or good. Using these synonyms in place of bastardize could convey a stronger or more specific meaning depending on the context. It is always useful to have a range of words to draw upon when communicating your ideas effectively.

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How to use "Bastardize" in context?

Bastardize is to lower the quality or integrity of (something). It is a word derived from the French word bastarde, meaning illegitimate child. The word bastardize is used to describe when something is changed from its original form in order to make it less than ideal.

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