Part of speech: verb

To make low or lowly; lower, as in rank; humble.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "abase":

  1. For what a fellow- dramatist calls this " Sunset Shadow of a King," no man or woman could abase every hope and energy. - "Life of Robert Browning", William Sharp.
  2. You must not abase- He had not finished, and Naida had scarcely risen, when the heavy door swung on noiseless hinges. - "Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930", Various.
  3. Why should he risk their new- found unity merely in order to abase Servia? - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.