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English definition of “demean”


verb [T]  /dɪˈmin/ us  
to cause to become less respected: I wouldn’t demean myself by asking my father for money.
adjective  /dɪˈmi·nɪŋ/ us  
It was demeaning to be asked to leave because I was dressed informally.
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