Abase - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbeɪs|  American pronunciation of the word abase
Brit.  |əˈbeɪs|  British pronunciation of the word abase


- cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of (syn: chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify)


...was unwilling to abase himself by pleading guilty to a crime that he did not commit...

...I certainly don't abase myself when I do good, honest manual labor....

You have abased yourself by stealing from a poor old man.

In former times, priests used to abase themselves before the gods.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: abase
he/she/it: abases
present participle: abasing
past tense: abased
past participle: abased
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