Definition Of detract
divert or distract (someone or something) away from.
the complaint was timed to detract attention from the ethics issue
reduce or take away the worth or value of.
these quibbles in no way detract from her achievement
Example Of detract
All of these signs should be accommodated on one post and thus not detract from the beauty of the surroundings.
And doing the rounds in one day certainly did not detract from the quality of the gifts.
And thinking about it that does detract somewhat from his achievement.
As a result, the case is being made that money spent to minimise risk does not detract from shareholder value, but protects it.
As with all great bands, such archaeology doesn't detract one iota, but allows us to indulge in a kind of aural watch repairing.