Definition Of abase


behave in a way so as to belittle or degrade (someone).

I watched my colleagues abasing themselves before the board of trustees

Example Of abase

  • And please let me, or any other liberal, know if there is anything else we can do to abase ourselves .

  • But my brother abased himself intellectually the same way they all did.

  • Come fall, the rich and the powerful abase themselves for a seat in the owner's box.

  • Eleven million people took to the streets last weekend to show their solidarity in the face of terror, and two days later voted to abase themselves before it.

  • Heand his lawyers will need to seriously abase themselves before the Committee if he's going to escape a similar fate.

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