Synonyms for abase

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-beys
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbeɪs

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Définition of abase

Origin :
  • late 14c., abaishen, from Old French abaissier "diminish, make lower in value or status" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *ad bassiare "bring lower," from Late Latin bassus "thick, fat, low;" from the same source as base (adj.) and altered 16c. in English by influence of it, which made it an exception to the rule that Old French verbs with stem -iss- enter English as -ish. Related: Abased; abasing.
  • verb deprive of self-esteem, confidence
Example sentences :
  • He saw a way to hurt her, to abase her pride, and cut her to the very soul with shame.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • He was so happy that he wanted to abase himself before some one.
  • Extract from : « The Red Hand of Ulster » by George A. Birmingham
  • But we have a great many who have helped to abase their classes.
  • Extract from : « A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) » by Augustus de Morgan
  • Each gets what it desires, but the great state must learn to abase itself.
  • Extract from : « Tao Teh King » by Lao-Tze
  • Commander of the faithful, abase not yourself to the meanness of your slave.
  • Extract from : « Vathek » by William Beckford
  • You see, I abase myself, I abase myself of my own free will.
  • Extract from : « Short Stories » by Fiodor Dostoievski
  • We have all so much reason to abase ourselves, and repent in dust and ashes!
  • Extract from : « Madonna Mary » by Mrs. Oliphant
  • They are a little——' And here, not choosing to abase herself, she curtseyed.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Tunnels » by William Clark Russell
  • Whether we exalt ourselves it is for God; whether we abase ourselves it is for you.'
  • Extract from : « Churches and Church Ornaments » by William Durandus
  • Can you behold every one that is proud, and abase him, and bind their faces in secret?
  • Extract from : « The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus » by John Bunyan

Antonyms for abase

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