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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.
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bastardize(ˈbɑːstəˌdaɪz; ˈbæs-) or
1. to debase; corrupt
2. archaic to declare illegitimate
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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.
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Past participle: bastardized
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|Verb||1.||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|
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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.
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vt (fig) → verfälschen
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