bastardize


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bas·tard·ize

 (băs′tər-dīz′)
tr.v. bas·tard·ized, bas·tard·iz·ing, bas·tard·iz·es
1. To lower in quality or character; debase.
2. To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.

bas′tard·i·za′tion (-tər-dĭ-zā′shən) n.

bastardize

(ˈbɑːstəˌdaɪz; ˈbæs-) or

bastardise

vb (tr)
1. to debase; corrupt
2. archaic to declare illegitimate

bas•tard•ize

(ˈbæs tərˌdaɪz)

v. -ized, iz•ing. v.t.
1. to lower the worth or condition of; debase: to bastardize existing art forms.
2. to declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
v.i.
3. to become debased.
[1580–90]
bas`tard•i•za′tion, n.

bastardize


Past participle: bastardized
Gerund: bastardizing

Imperative
bastardize
bastardize
Present
I bastardize
you bastardize
he/she/it bastardizes
we bastardize
you bastardize
they bastardize
Preterite
I bastardized
you bastardized
he/she/it bastardized
we bastardized
you bastardized
they bastardized
Present Continuous
I am bastardizing
you are bastardizing
he/she/it is bastardizing
we are bastardizing
you are bastardizing
they are bastardizing
Present Perfect
I have bastardized
you have bastardized
he/she/it has bastardized
we have bastardized
you have bastardized
they have bastardized
Past Continuous
I was bastardizing
you were bastardizing
he/she/it was bastardizing
we were bastardizing
you were bastardizing
they were bastardizing
Past Perfect
I had bastardized
you had bastardized
he/she/it had bastardized
we had bastardized
you had bastardized
they had bastardized
Future
I will bastardize
you will bastardize
he/she/it will bastardize
we will bastardize
you will bastardize
they will bastardize
Future Perfect
I will have bastardized
you will have bastardized
he/she/it will have bastardized
we will have bastardized
you will have bastardized
they will have bastardized
Future Continuous
I will be bastardizing
you will be bastardizing
he/she/it will be bastardizing
we will be bastardizing
you will be bastardizing
they will be bastardizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bastardizing
you have been bastardizing
he/she/it has been bastardizing
we have been bastardizing
you have been bastardizing
they have been bastardizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bastardizing
you will have been bastardizing
he/she/it will have been bastardizing
we will have been bastardizing
you will have been bastardizing
they will have been bastardizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bastardizing
you had been bastardizing
he/she/it had been bastardizing
we had been bastardizing
you had been bastardizing
they had been bastardizing
Conditional
I would bastardize
you would bastardize
he/she/it would bastardize
we would bastardize
you would bastardize
they would bastardize
Past Conditional
I would have bastardized
you would have bastardized
he/she/it would have bastardized
we would have bastardized
you would have bastardized
they would have bastardized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bastardize - change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, vitiate, subvert - corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
2.bastardize - declare a child to be illegitimate
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

bastardize

verb corrupt, shame, disgrace, distort, pervert, degrade, devalue, demean, drag down, debase, dishonour, defile, cheapen, adulterate, abase We are not about to bastardize the game.

bastardize

verb
To ruin utterly in character or quality:
Translations

bastardize

vt (fig)verfälschen
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