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Change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms.  Synonym: bastardize.
Declare a child to be illegitimate.  Synonym: bastardize.

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"Bastardise" Quotes from Famous Books

... thus, were and be bastards. No, says the act, all the issue are bastards. Who were rendered uncapable to inherit but Edward the Fifth, his brother and sisters? Would not the act have specified the daughters of Edward the Fourth if the sons had been dead? It was to bastardise the brothers, that the act was calculated and passed; and as the words all the issue comprehend male and females, it is clear that both were intended to be bastardized. I must however, impartially observe that Philip de Comines says, Richard having murdered his nephews, ...
— Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third • Horace Walpole

Words linked to "Bastardise" :   vitiate, declare, misdirect, profane, bastardize, deprave, debauch, adjudge, demoralise, bastardisation, pervert, demoralize, bastard, hold, corrupt, debase, subvert

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