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Meaning of "cheapen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHEAPEN

cheapen  [ˈtʃiːpən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHEAPEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cheapen is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cheapen in English.

WHAT DOES CHEAPEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of cheapen in the English dictionary

The definition of cheapen in the dictionary is to make or become lower in reputation, quality, etc; degrade or be degraded. Other definition of cheapen is to make or become cheap or cheaper.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHEAPEN

PRESENT

Present
I cheapen
you cheapen
he/she/it cheapens
we cheapen
you cheapen
they cheapen
Present continuous
I am cheapening
you are cheapening
he/she/it is cheapening
we are cheapening
you are cheapening
they are cheapening
Present perfect
I have cheapened
you have cheapened
he/she/it has cheapened
we have cheapened
you have cheapened
they have cheapened
Present perfect continuous
I have been cheapening
you have been cheapening
he/she/it has been cheapening
we have been cheapening
you have been cheapening
they have been cheapening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cheapened
you cheapened
he/she/it cheapened
we cheapened
you cheapened
they cheapened
Past continuous
I was cheapening
you were cheapening
he/she/it was cheapening
we were cheapening
you were cheapening
they were cheapening
Past perfect
I had cheapened
you had cheapened
he/she/it had cheapened
we had cheapened
you had cheapened
they had cheapened
Past perfect continuous
I had been cheapening
you had been cheapening
he/she/it had been cheapening
we had been cheapening
you had been cheapening
they had been cheapening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cheapen
you will cheapen
he/she/it will cheapen
we will cheapen
you will cheapen
they will cheapen
Future continuous
I will be cheapening
you will be cheapening
he/she/it will be cheapening
we will be cheapening
you will be cheapening
they will be cheapening
Future perfect
I will have cheapened
you will have cheapened
he/she/it will have cheapened
we will have cheapened
you will have cheapened
they will have cheapened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cheapening
you will have been cheapening
he/she/it will have been cheapening
we will have been cheapening
you will have been cheapening
they will have been cheapening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cheapen
you would cheapen
he/she/it would cheapen
we would cheapen
you would cheapen
they would cheapen
Conditional continuous
I would be cheapening
you would be cheapening
he/she/it would be cheapening
we would be cheapening
you would be cheapening
they would be cheapening
Conditional perfect
I would have cheapen
you would have cheapen
he/she/it would have cheapen
we would have cheapen
you would have cheapen
they would have cheapen
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cheapening
you would have been cheapening
he/she/it would have been cheapening
we would have been cheapening
you would have been cheapening
they would have been cheapening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cheapen
we let´s cheapen
you cheapen
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cheapen
Past participle
cheapened
Present Participle
cheapening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHEAPEN


arpen
ˈɑːpən
aspen
ˈæspən
dampen
ˈdæmpən
deepen
ˈdiːpən
happen
ˈhæpən
lippen
ˈlɪpən
open
ˈəʊpən
parpen
ˈpɑːpən
reopen
riːˈəʊpən
resharpen
riːˈʃɑːpən
Ripon
ˈrɪpən
saucepan
ˈsɔːspən
sharpen
ˈʃɑːpən
steepen
ˈstiːpən
tampan
ˈtæmpən
tarpon
ˈtɑːpən
weapon
ˈwɛpən
yapon
ˈjɔːpən
yaupon
ˈjɔːpən
zupan
ˈzjuːpən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHEAPEN

cheap
cheap as chips
cheap money
cheap out
cheap shot
cheap-jack
cheap-rate
cheapener
cheapie
cheapish
cheapishly
cheaply
cheapness
cheapo
cheapskate
cheat
cheatable
cheater
cheatery
cheating

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHEAPEN

Antwerpen
ballpoint pen
bullpen
come into the open
drawing pen
fountain pen
hempen
keep an eye open
light pen
misshapen
Papen
pen
shapen
tapen
the open
the pen
undershapen
unshapen
wide open
wide-open

Synonyms and antonyms of cheapen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHEAPEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cheapen» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cheapen

Translation of «cheapen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHEAPEN

Find out the translation of cheapen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cheapen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cheapen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贬低
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abaratar
570 millions of speakers

English

cheapen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सस्ता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لحط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дешеветь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

baratear
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুলভ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déprécier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Murah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verbilligen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

安くする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

싸게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cheapen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hạ giá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிகவும் மலிவாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वस्त करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ucuzlatmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cheapen
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

taniej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дешевшати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ieftini
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξευτελίζουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goedkoop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förbilliga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

billigere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cheapen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEAPEN»

The term «cheapen» is regularly used and occupies the 63.469 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEAPEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cheapen

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9 QUOTES WITH «CHEAPEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cheapen.
1
Katharine Lee Bates
A typical Seville shop reaches far along the street front, with many open doors, and a counter running the full length. Here ladies sit in pairs and groups, never singly, to cheapen fans and mantillas, while the smiling salesmen, cigarette in hand, shrug and gesticulate and give back banter for banter as gayly as if it were all a holiday frolic.
2
Greta Garbo
Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.
3
Greta Garbo
There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.
4
David Starr Jordan
No one is really miserable who has not tried to cheapen life.
5
Meir Kahane
It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.
6
Dave Mustaine
Megadeth is a legend, and I'm not gonna cheapen it like some of these bands that keep going long after they should.
7
Adrienne Rich
The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.
8
Kristen Stewart
I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them.
9
Richard Trumka
I do believe that freedom isn't free - but today the corporate and political right wing is trying to cheapen this truly American value. They've been cynically using the word 'freedom' to rally the American public against its own best interests.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHEAPEN»

Discover the use of cheapen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cheapen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Guide To English Grammar: Conjugation of Verbs Volume 2
A. Guide. to. English. Grammar: Cheapen. (a) Active Voice 1. Indicative Mood Present Tense Singular Plural 1. I cheapen 1. We cheapen 2. You cheapen 2. You cheapen 3. He/she/it cheapens 3. They cheapen Past Tense Singular Plural 1.
Bessie Brooks, 2013
2
The Anglo-American Telegraphic Code to Cheapen Telegraphy ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: .
American Code and Cypher Company, 2012
3
Wisdom for Each Day
Don't. Cheapen. God's. Grace. What shall we say then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? ROMANS 6:1–2 If God will forgive us when we sin—no matter what we ...
Billy Graham, 2008
4
Dictionary of Chinese Law and Government, Chinese-English
(Cf. ya- p'o.) ya-chi J3UR. To depress [or cheapen] the grade, to keep the quality down; a low grade. ~yi-chia ~£Effr: to cheapen the grade [in order] to cheapen the price, i.e. to keep the quality down in order to keep the price down. ya-chia fEffr ...
Philip R. Bilancia, 1981
5
The Anglo-American Telegraphic Code to Cheapen Telegraphy ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
‎2012
6
Anglo-American Telegraphic Code to Cheapen Telegraphy and to ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Anglo-American Code And Cypher Co, 2013
7
English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and ...
CHEAPEN. Buy, in Saxon bytgean, Is in all probability connected with bargain ; purchase, in French pourchasser, like the word puiBue, poursuivre, comes from the Latin persrquor, signifying to obtain by a particular effort ; bargain, in Welch ...
George Crabb, 1837
8
Principles of Political Economy: And Chapters on Socialism
Even the improvements which do not cheapen the things consumed by the labourer, and which, therefore, do not raise profits nor retain capital in the country , nevertheless, as we have seen, by lowering the minimum of profit for which people ...
John Stuart Mill, Jonathan Riley, 1998
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The Works: Now First Collected : with Some Account of His ...
17. Therefore, Buy the Truth. And, if Truth be thus precious, thus beneficial; how comes it to pass, that it is neglected, contemned? Some pass by it; and do not so much as cheapen it: others cheapen it; but bid nothing: others bid something ; but  ...
Joseph Hall, Josiah Pratt, 1808
10
The Buying Curve
Do not cheapen what you're offering. Unfortunately most salespeople want to justify the value in their heads, so they cheapen the price. Once you give your clients what they want, they are now in control and will most likely say no. Cheapen ...
David Fitzgerald and Karen Holden, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHEAPEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cheapen is used in the context of the following news items.
1
10 Important Questions About Homosexuality, Sin and the Church
The Bible clearly tells us that homosexuality is wrong, how can one cheapen the death of Jesus by continuing to sin. Everything we do will be ... «Charisma News, Jul 15»
2
EPA Releases Reefer Regs
“There's a lot of chemistry that will make HCs perform a little better, or you can try to cheapen and HFO formulation,” said Robert York, strategic ... «Go By Truck News, Jul 15»
3
National Affairs by Claire Hoy — It wasn't really 'cultural genocide'
To abuse such an incendiary term so cavalierly only serves to cheapen real genocides, such as Hitler's genocide against Jews and Stalin's ... «Caledon Citizen, Jul 15»
4
USWNT Party Like Its 1999, Win World Cup
But just because they have a dominant stranglehold on the sport, doesn't cheapen this victory one iota. In fact, after a 16-year hiatus from ... «InsideSTL, Jul 15»
5
Don't run from DIY, pros say at ESX 2015
The panelists said they didn't expect DIY to “cheapen the industry” or drive down what customers perceive to a reasonable price. Attrition and ... «Security Systems News, Jul 15»
6
We Hear: BMW M Cars Could Lose Manual Transmission
Shouldn't the M7 have it's own power output? To mimic its lesser brethren seem to cheapen its 'above M5' status. Nicer materials aren't enough ... «Motor Trend, Jul 15»
7
Green Fields: Iowa economy sees farming slowdown
"It was a way to cheapen up their costs a little bit when things are tight (financially)." The USDA said corn was planted on an estimated 88.9 ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
8
Dating Friends Brings Benefits
... romantic or sexual intimacy in return, seem to simultaneously cheapen the concept of friendship and externalize men's own shortcomings. «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
9
Simpson: Time for government to get out of marriage
Why should we allow government to meddle with marriage, to cheapen it and to parcel it out for profit? Given the gravity of this issue and the ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
10
Eyesore on the Fourth of July
For one of four ballplayers, Memorial Day and Independence Day fundamentally has little to no meaning, further serving to cheapen an already-chintzy gambit. «OutsidePitchMLB, Jul 15»

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