abase abase

Definition(s):

  • (v) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

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Usage(s):

  1. Those who offend him must abase themselves before him and seek forgiveness.
  2. The movie centers around the story of a landlord's design to abase and victimize the poor and the down trodden.
  3. We abase ourselves before our sworn enemies and either belittle or attempt to intimidate our allies.

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