Abase

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Abase /əˈbeɪs/

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English

Etymology

From Middle English abaisse, abesse, abessen, abaishen, abassen, from Middle French abaisser, from Old French abaissier ‎(“bring low”), from Old French a- + baissier ‎(“to lower”), from Vulgar Latin abbassiāre ‎(“to lower”), from Medieval Latin bassus ‎(“short of stature, low, humble”).

Pronunciation

/ə.ˈbeɪs/
uh-beys

verb

verb: abase; 3rd person present: abases; past tense: abased; past participle: abased; gerund or present participle: abasing

Synonyms

  • debase
  • degrade
  • downgrade

Antonyms

  • exalt
  • extoll

Derived terms

  • abasedly
  • abasement
  • abaser

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