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cheap·en

 (chē′pən)
v. cheap·ened, cheap·en·ing, cheap·ens
v.tr.
1. To make cheap or cheaper.
2. To lower in public estimation; debase or degrade: misconduct that cheapened a high office.
v.intr.
To become cheap or cheaper.

cheap′en·er n.

cheapen

(ˈtʃiːpən)
vb
1. to make or become lower in reputation, quality, etc; degrade or be degraded
2. to make or become cheap or cheaper
ˈcheapener n

cheap•en

(ˈtʃi pən)

v.t.
1. to make cheap or cheaper.
2. to lower in esteem.
3. to decrease the quality of; make inferior or vulgar.
4. Archaic. to bargain for.
v.i.
5. to become cheap.
[1555–65; cheap + -en1; in part continuing Middle English chepen to bargain, Old English cēapian, derivative of cēap]
cheap′en•er, n.

cheapen


Past participle: cheapened
Gerund: cheapening

Imperative
cheapen
cheapen
Present
I cheapen
you cheapen
he/she/it cheapens
we cheapen
you cheapen
they cheapen
Preterite
I cheapened
you cheapened
he/she/it cheapened
we cheapened
you cheapened
they cheapened
Present Continuous
I am cheapening
you are cheapening
he/she/it is cheapening
we are cheapening
you are cheapening
they are cheapening
Present Perfect
I have cheapened
you have cheapened
he/she/it has cheapened
we have cheapened
you have cheapened
they have cheapened
Past Continuous
I was cheapening
you were cheapening
he/she/it was cheapening
we were cheapening
you were cheapening
they were cheapening
Past Perfect
I had cheapened
you had cheapened
he/she/it had cheapened
we had cheapened
you had cheapened
they had cheapened
Future
I will cheapen
you will cheapen
he/she/it will cheapen
we will cheapen
you will cheapen
they will cheapen
Future Perfect
I will have cheapened
you will have cheapened
he/she/it will have cheapened
we will have cheapened
you will have cheapened
they will have cheapened
Future Continuous
I will be cheapening
you will be cheapening
he/she/it will be cheapening
we will be cheapening
you will be cheapening
they will be cheapening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cheapening
you have been cheapening
he/she/it has been cheapening
we have been cheapening
you have been cheapening
they have been cheapening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cheapening
you will have been cheapening
he/she/it will have been cheapening
we will have been cheapening
you will have been cheapening
they will have been cheapening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cheapening
you had been cheapening
he/she/it had been cheapening
we had been cheapening
you had been cheapening
they had been cheapening
Conditional
I would cheapen
you would cheapen
he/she/it would cheapen
we would cheapen
you would cheapen
they would cheapen
Past Conditional
I would have cheapened
you would have cheapened
he/she/it would have cheapened
we would have cheapened
you would have cheapened
they would have cheapened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cheapen - lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
aggravate, exacerbate, worsen, exasperate - make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
devaluate, devalue - remove the value from; deprive of its value

cheapen

verb degrade, lower, discredit, devalue, demean, belittle, depreciate, debase, derogate Love is a word cheapened by overuse.

cheapen

verb
1. To become or make less in price or value:
2. To lower in character or quality:
Translations

cheapen

[ˈtʃiːpən]
A. VT (= make cheaper) [+ cost] → abaratar (fig) (= debase) [+ sb's name, work] → degradar
to cheapen o.shacer cosas indignas, rebajarse
B. VIabaratarse

cheapen

[ˈtʃiːpən] vt (= devalue) [+ word, concept, image] → rabaisser, déprécier
to cheapen o.s. → se rabaisser

cheapen

vt (lit)verbilligen, herabsetzen; (fig)herabsetzen, schlechtmachen; to cheapen oneselfsich entwürdigen

cheapen

[ˈtʃiːpn] vt to cheapen o.s.svendersi, screditarsi; (woman, sexually) → degradarsi
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