Associations to the word «Abase»
ABASE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
ABASE, verb. (transitive) To lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
ABASE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To lower in value, in particular as altering the content of alloys in coins.[Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 18th century.]
ABASE, verb. Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss".
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