Meaning of detract
Pronunciation: (di-trakt'), [key]
- to take away a part, as from quality, value, or reputation (usually fol. by from).
- to draw away or divert; distract: to detract another's attention from more important issues.
- to take away (a part); abate: The dilapidated barn detracts charm from the landscape.
- detract (Thesaurus)