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English definition of “abase”


verb uk   /əˈbeɪs/ formal us  
abase yourself to make yourself seem to be less important or not to deserve respectHumiliating and degrading
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
The pilgrims knelt in self-abasement.Humiliating and degrading
(Definition of abase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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