(verb) Meaning: to act in a way that belittles/ degrades someone
verb: abase; 3rd person present: abases; past tense: abased; past participle: abased; gerund or present participle: abasing
Image Sentence: The cruel boss abased her employee in-front of her colleagues.
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Synonyms: Humble, demean, lower, belittle, dishonor, shame, diminish, disgrace, reduce, degrade,
put down, humiliate
Antonyms: build up, improve, raise, dignify, respect, esteem, grow, praise, value, honor, flatter, extend
Other sentences with the word Abase / How to use Abase in a sentence?
- I could not hold my tongue when the snobby customer in front of me tried to abase the salesperson by screaming at her.
- When the Normans conquered England in 1066, the Saxon nobles were abased and replaced with Normans.
- The lazy soldier was abased by an officer.
- She won’t abase herself by listening to his criticism
- Although Alice bullies smaller kids at school, she does not abase her younger brother at home.
- Realizing he had said the wrong thing in front of the king, he fell on his knees and tried to abase himself.
- When my brother behaved badly, my mother would abase him by comparing him to a bad puppy.
First known use of the word Abase / Origin of the word Abase: 1800
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