- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||abases, abasing, abased
||to bring down the rank, status, or reputation of; degrade.
The conquerors abased the local chieftain by parading him through the streets in a cart.The former senator had abased himself by his involvement in a sex scandal.
- degrade, demean, disgrace, dishonor, shame
- exalt, extol
- similar words:
- badmouth, belittle, besmirch, deprecate, disparage, downgrade, lower, put down, rot, slander, smear, smirch, vilify
||debase, degrade, diminish, disgrace, humble, pervert, reduce, shame