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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·tract /dɪˈtrækt, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tract v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Detracting.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tract, v. i. To take away a part or something, especially from one's credit; to lessen reputation; to derogate; to defame; -- often with from.
    It has been the fashion to detract both from the moral and literary character of Cicero.   --V. Knox.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract
          from his good character" [syn: take away]