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Definition of the verb cheapen

What does cheapen mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cheapened | cheapening | cheapens

  1. lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

Alternative definition of the verb cheapen


  1. [transitive] to decrease the value of; to make cheap
  2. [transitive] to make vulgar
  3. [intransitive] to become cheaper

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Google previewTokyo Megacity (2012)

by Donald Richie

But to cheapen also means to make more economical, and making small, making standard, indeed, making in the traditional Japanese manner involves a number of these attributes. There were and are standards, but these are for things ...

Google previewTokyo (1999)

A View of the City by Donald Richie

But to cheapen also means to make more economical. Making small, making ...

Google previewA Lateral View (1998)

Essays on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan by Donald Richie

But to cheapen also means to make more economical. Making mall, making standard, indeed made traditional Japanesestyle. Tatami mats, shoji doors, always in predetermined sizes, created affordable Japanese architecture; microchips ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

devalue, lessen, lower, cheapen, drop, fall, wane, decline, diminish, sink, ebb, slump, sag, tumble, plunge. 2 look down on, belittle, denigrate, disparage, sneer, slight, scorn, condescend, derogate, slur, scoff, ridicule. ant. 1 rise, grow, go up, ...

Google previewThe Educational IRISH-ENGLISH Pronouncing Dictionary (2012)

by David R Smith

cheapen, ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

cedp, price; whence the verb cedptan, to cheapen, buy. So also Du. koop, a bargain, whence koopen, to buy ; G. kauf, purchase, whence kaufen, to buy ; Icel. kaup, Swed. hop, Dan. kiob, a purchase ; Goth, kaupon (weak vb.), to traffic.

Google previewLloyd's Encyclopædic dictionary (1895)

by Robert Hunter

ceap = price, ceapian = to cheapen, to buy; Dut. koop = a bargain; Icel.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Anglo-saxon Language (1838)

by Joseph Bosworth

dingen to cheapen, to higgle, to go to law, to plead at the bar, to aspire after a place : Ger. dingen to cheapen, higgle, hire : Old Ger. thingon, dingon, githingon, gidingon, dingan to speak, transact, hire, to go to law, to plead at the bar : Lat.

Google previewThe Encyclop Dic Dictionary (1901)

A New, and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronounciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

ceap = price, ceapian = to cheapen, to buy ; Dut. koop = a bargain; Icel. kaup = a bargain, kaupa = to buy ; Sw. köp = a ain; kópa = to buy ; Dan. kiöb, kiöbe; Goth. £ = to traffic; O. H. Ger. coufou, M.H. Ger. koufen, Ger. kaufen = to buy, kauf ...

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It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves. (Meir Kahane)
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Scrabble value of C3H4E1A1P3E1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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