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synonyms for abase

  • belittle
  • debase
  • degrade
  • demean
  • diminish
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • humble
  • humiliate
  • lower
  • mortify
  • reduce
  • shame
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antonyms for abase

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  • build up
  • compliment
  • elevate
  • enhance
  • esteem
  • expand
  • extend
  • flatter
  • grow
  • honor
  • improve
  • increase
  • laud
  • praise
  • promote
  • raise
  • respect
  • upgrade
  • value
  • cherish
  • dignify
  • exalt
  • extol
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How to use abase in a sentence

I knew she would treat me with the same indifference, and only feel a wondering contempt that I should so abase myself.
THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Viewed from afar, the town seemed to abase itself in the presence of the architectural preminence of that monarch of buildings.
UNDER THE ROSEFREDERIC STEWART ISHAM
He had a foolish impulse to tear it down and to abase himself with a plea for pardon before the silent beast behind the bars.
KINGS IN EXILESIR CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS
Slavery, for example, is abase thing; but a servile mind in a free man is contemptible.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
Violent language can no longer either exalt or abase any one.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
Fold the arms upon the chest, abase the head, bring the eyebrows down till you have to look through them!
THREE MARGARETSLAURA E. RICHARDS
It is He that says, as of old, "remove the diadem and take off the crown; exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high."
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848VARIOUS
To us the adventure said in no unmistakable tones: Abase yourself not before cooks when your spoil is at hand.
THE BELIEVING YEARSEDMUND LESTER PEARSON
And then the degradation to which he had been forced to abase himself!
EVELINE MANDEVILLEALVIN ADDISON
Never has a man so exerted himself to abase humanity and to deny everything that is good and right.
ANATOLE FRANCEGEORG MORRIS COHEN BRANDES
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WORDS RELATED TO ABASE

  • KO
  • abase
  • cut down
  • damage
  • drop
  • fell
  • floor
  • injure
  • knock down
  • lay low
  • level
  • lower
  • mow down
  • murder
  • overthrow
  • overturn
  • prostrate
  • pull down
  • shoot down
  • slay
  • throw down
  • tumble
  • undermine
  • upset
  • wound
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