Synonyms of detract in English:

detract


See definition of detract

verb

1‘the few reservations I have expressed are not intended to detract from the book's excellence’

SYNONYMS

belittle, take away from, diminish, reduce, lessen, minimize, lower, make light of, play down, discount, soft-pedal, brush aside, gloss over, trivialize, decry, depreciate, denigrate, devalue, devaluate, deprecate

informal pooh-pooh

archaic hold cheap

rare derogate, misprize, minify

ANTONYMS

enhance

2‘if too many patterns are used together, they will detract attention from each other’

SYNONYMS

divert, distract, turn away, turn aside, draw away, head off, deflect, avert, shift

ANTONYMS

attract