Meaning of ABASE in English

ABASE

v.tr. & refl. humiliate or degrade (another person or oneself). abasement n.

[ ME f. OF abaissier (as A-(3), baissier to lower ult. f. LL bassus short of stature): infl. by BASE(2) ]

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