One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the few reservations I have expressed are not intended to detract from the book's excellence’
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
archaic hold cheap
rare derogate, misprize, minify
2‘if too many patterns are used together, they will detract attention from each other’
divert, distract, turn away, turn aside, draw away, head off, deflect, avert, shift
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