Befoul vs Debase - What's the difference?

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Befoul is a related term of debase.


As verbs the difference between befoul and debase

is that befoul is to make foul; to soil while debase is to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade.

befoul

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To make foul; to soil.
  • To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.
  • debase

    English

    Verb

    (debas)
  • To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade.
  • (archaic) To lower in position or rank.Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.
  • To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
  • Synonyms

    * adulterate, degrade, demean

    Derived terms

    * debased * debasedness * debasement * debaser * undebased

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