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English definition of “lower”

lower

verb [T] (BEHAVE BADLY)    /ˈləʊ.ər/ US  /ˈloʊ.ɚ/
lower yourself to behave in a way that makes people lose respect for you: [+ to infinitive] I wouldn't lower myself to respond to his insults if I were you.Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of lower verb (BEHAVE BADLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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