humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
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
Origin: * First attested in 1539.
to lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye
to cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-bās′, v.t. to cast down: to humble: to degrade.—adjs. Abā′sed, Abaissé (her.), depressed.—n. Abase′ment, state of humiliation. [O. Fr. abaissier, to bring low—L. ad, to, and root of Base, adj.]
The numerical value of abase in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of abase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- понижа́вам, унижа́вамBulgarian
- darostwng, iselhauWelsh
- degradar, humillar, rebajarSpanish
- alentaa, nöyryyttääFinnish
- rabaisser, humilier, baisser, abaisserFrench
- अपमानित करनाHindi
- auðmýkja, niðurlægjaIcelandic
- fornedre, ydmykeNorwegian
- humilhar, abater, rebaixar, abaixarPortuguese
- уни́зить, унижа́тьRussian
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