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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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cheapen

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

verb
1. To become or make less in price or value:
2. To lower in character or quality:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cheapen

[ˈtʃiːpən] vt (= devalue) [+ word, concept, image] → rabaisser, déprécier
to cheapen o.s. → se rabaisser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cheapen

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

[ˈtʃiːpn] vt to cheapen o.s.svendersi, screditarsi; (woman, sexually) → degradarsi
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References in classic literature ?
So he gave his hand to Burge on that bargain, and went home with his mind full of happy visions, in which (my refined reader will perhaps be shocked when I say it) the image of Hetty hovered, and smiled over plans for seasoning timber at a trifling expense, calculations as to the cheapening of bricks per thousand by water-carriage, and a favourite scheme for the strengthening of roofs and walls with a peculiar form of iron girder.
"My dearest wish is the success of Berande," Joan had just said, apropos of a discussion about the cheapening of freights on copra to market.
I was merely cheapening the price of labour, he argued, and keeping two men out of a job.
He seemed to come from the humming oily centre of the machine where the polished rods are sliding, and the pistons thumping; he grasped things so firmly but so loosely; he made the others appear like old maids cheapening remnants.
Treasury $32 B 7-year auction: the note could see decent demand after the better than expected 5-year sale yesterday, with the cheapening in the issue, and with the advent of month-end ahead of the long holiday weekend.
Moreover, the publication of statistics on slowing business activity in China, rising unemployment, creation of jobs and slow wage growth in the US also contributed to the cheapening of Kazakhstan's national currency last week.
PM had earlier opposed the two-tiered wage system in Calabarzon, saying it is an instrument for 'cheapening wages.'
The first kind treats the events as a backdrop in order to tell a moralizing story, ultimately cheapening not just the tragedy but the power of the stories rooted in this history.
This council seems intent on cheapening the centre of this fine city.
The vice-minister added that today due to the cheapening of the Russian ruble and the fall in world oil and oil products prices, the Kazakh market began to receive tangible volumes of cheapened fuel from Russia.
I'm all for then earning good money, they are worth it, but stop cheapening yourselves as soon as the cash is flashed.