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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detract  \De*tract"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Detracted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Detracting}.]  [L.  detractus  p.  p.  of  detrahere  to 
  detract;  de  +  trahere  to  draw:  cf  F.  d['e]tracter.  See 
  {Trace}.] 
  1.  To  take  away  to  withdraw. 
 
  Detract  much  from  the  view  of  the  without  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  2.  To  take  credit  or  reputation  from  to  defame. 
 
  That  calumnious  critic  .  .  .  Detracting  what 
  laboriously  we  do  --Drayton. 
 
  Syn:  To  derogate;  decry;  disparage;  depreciate;  asperse; 
  vilify;  defame;  traduce.  See  {Decry}. 




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