diminish

  1. decrease in size, extent, or range

    Synonyms : decrease, fall, lessen
    Type Of : change magnitude
  2. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    Synonyms : belittle
    Type Of : decrease, minify, lessen

detract

  1. take away a part from; diminish

    Synonyms : take away
    Type Of : bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    Examples :
    • His bad manners detract from his good character

dedicated

  1. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose

    Synonyms : consecrate, consecrated
    Examples :
    • a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II
  2. devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose

    Antonyms : undedicated
    Examples :
    • a dedicated dancer
    • dedicated teachers
    • dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal

distant

  1. far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

    Synonyms : remote
    Antonyms : close
    Examples :
    • a distant cousin
    • a distant likeness
  2. remote in manner

    Synonyms : aloof, upstage
    Examples :
    • a distant smile
  3. separate or apart in time

    Synonyms : remote, removed
    Examples :
    • distant events
  4. located far away spatially

    Synonyms : remote
    Examples :
    • distant lands
  5. separated in space or coming from or going to a distance

    Antonyms : close
    Examples :
    • distant villages
    • the sound of distant traffic
    • a distant sound
    • a distant telephone call