Meaning of “demean” in the English Dictionary

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demeanverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈmin/

to cause to become less respected:

I wouldn’t demean myself by asking my father for money.
adjective us /dɪˈmi·nɪŋ/

It was demeaning to be asked to leave because I was dressed informally.

(Definition of “demean” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)