demean

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Verb[change]

Plain form
demean

Third-person singular
demeans

Past tense
demeaned

Past participle
demeaned

Present participle
demeaning

  1. To degrade someone or make them feel lower in dignity.
    The man's words were meant to demean his female co-worker.
  2. To humiliate someone.
    The job given to him was demeaning.