[syn: bastardize, bastardise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bastardize \Bas"tard*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bastardized
(?); p. pr. & vb. n. Bastardizing.]
1. To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a
bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate.
The law is so indulgent as not to bastardize the
child, if born, though not begotten, in lawful
2. To beget out of wedlock. [R.] --Shak.
3. to change something (for example, art forms) so that its
value declines; to debase.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: change something so that its value declines; for example,
art forms [syn: bastardize, bastardise]
2: declare a child to be illegitimate [syn: bastardize,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "bastardize":
adulterate, brutalize, contaminate, corrupt, cut, debase, debauch,
demoralize, denaturalize, denature, deprave, dilute, doctor,
doctor up, fortify, lace, pervert, pollute, spike, tamper with,
vitiate, warp, water, water down