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tr.v. a·based, a·bas·ing, a·bas·es
To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem. See Synonyms at debase.
[Middle English abassen, from Old French abaissier : Latin ad-, ad- + Vulgar Latin *bassiāre, to lower (from *bassus, low, perhaps of Oscan origin; akin to Bassus, Bassius, Roman cognomens borne by men of Campanian origin and perhaps originally referring to squat stature).]
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1. to humble or belittle (oneself, etc)
2. to lower or reduce, as in rank or estimation
[C15: abessen, from Old French abaissier to make low. See base2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v.t. a•based, a•bas•ing.
to lower in rank, dignity, or estimation; humble; humiliate; degrade.
[1470–80; Middle English < Anglo-French abesser, abaisser, Old French abaissier=a- a-5 + -baissier < Vulgar Latin *bassiare, v. derivative of Late Latin bassus; see base2]
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Past participle: abased
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|Verb||1.||abase - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"|
spite, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
demolish, smash, crush - humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
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abase[əˈbeɪs] VT [+ person] → humillar, rebajar
to abase o.s. (so far as to) + INFIN → rebajarse (hasta el punto de + infin )
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to abase o.s. → s'abaisser
to abase o.s. before sb → s'abaisser devant qn
to abase o.s. so far as to do sth → s'abaisser à faire qch
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