abase

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
abase

Third-person singular
abases

Past tense
abased

Past participle
abased

Present participle
abasing

  1. If you abase someone or something, then you are trying to lower its status. Typically, you abase by insulting, degrading, or lowering worth.
    He felt that his moral principles were abased after the deal was done.