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Etymology

From Old French abaissier, from a- + baissier (to lower), from Late Latin bassus (short).

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Verb

Infinitive
to Abase

Third person singular
Abases

Simple past
abased

Past participle
abased

Present participle
abasing

to Abase (third-person singular simple present Abases, present participle abasing, simple past and past participle abased)
  1. (archaic) To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
    "Saying so, he abased his lance." - Thomas Shelton
  2. To cast down or to lower, as in rank, office, condition in life or estimation of worthiness, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade.
    "Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased." - Luke 14:11

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