From Old French abaissier, from a- + baissier (“‘to lower’”), from Late Latin bassus (“‘short’”).
Third person singular
to Abase (third-person singular simple present abas, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
- (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
- 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
- Abase in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Abase in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Gregg (Version: Centennial,Series 90,DJS,Simplified,Anniversary,Pre-Anniversary): a - b - a - left s
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