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cheap•en



Pronunciation: (chē'pun), [key]
v.t.
1. to make cheap or cheaper.
2. to lower in esteem; bring into contempt: Constant swearing cheapened him.
3. to decrease the quality or beauty of; make inferior or vulgar: She cheapened the dress by adding a fringe to it.
4. Archaic.to bargain for.

v.i.
to become cheap or cheaper.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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