detract

detract

/dɪˈtrakt/
verb
1 detract from – no object – Diminish the worth or value of (a quality or achievement)
1.1 with object Take away (a specified amount) from the worth or value of a quality or achievement.
2 detract someone/something from – with object – Cause someone or something to be distracted or diverted from.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin detract- ‘drawn away’, from the verb detrahere, from de- ‘away from’ + trahere ‘draw’.

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After your attention I attract,
I must state a simple fact.
No one can detract
From the skills which I’ve long lacked.

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