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 for Cheapen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheapen \Cheap"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheapened; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Cheapening.] [OE. cheapien, chepen, to trade, buy,
     sell, AS. ce['a]pian; akin to D. koopen to buy, G. kaufen,
     Icel. kaupa, Goth. kaup[=o]n to trade. Cf. Chap to
     bargain.]
     1. To ask the price of; to bid, bargain, or chaffer for.
        [Obsoles.]
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              Pretend to cheapen goods, but nothing buy. --Swift.
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     2. [Cf. Cheap, a.] To beat down the price of; to lessen the
        value of; to depreciate. --Pope.
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              My proffered love has cheapened me.   --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cheapen
      v 1: lower the grade of something; reduce its worth [syn:
           degrade, cheapen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheapen":
     adulterate, alloy, bargain, beat down, bid, bid for, break, canker,
     chaffer, coarsen, confound, contaminate, corrupt, cut, cut prices,
     debase, debauch, decline, decry, defile, deflate, deflower,
     degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave, depreciate, desecrate,
     despoil, devaluate, devalue, dicker, distort, dive, downgrade,
     drive a bargain, fall, fall in price, give way, haggle, higgle,
     huckster, infect, jew down, lower, mark down, misuse, negotiate,
     nose-dive, outbid, pare, pervert, plummet, plunge, poison, pollute,
     prostitute, ravage, ravish, reduce, sag, shave, slash, slump,
     taint, trim, twist, ulcerate, underbid, undervalue, violate,
     vitiate, vulgarize, warp, write down, write off
  
  

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