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verb detract pronunciation in British English /dɪˈtrækt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydetract
he/she/itdetracts
present participledetracting
past tensedetracted
past participledetracted

phrasal verb

detract from

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present tense
I/you/we/theydetract from
he/she/itdetracts from
present participledetracting from
past tensedetracted from
past participledetracted from
detract from something to make something seem less good, attractive, or important
We should not allow her personal difficulties to detract from her public achievements.

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