deprive of self-esteem, confidence
- I knew she would treat me with the same indifference, and only feel a wondering contempt that I should so abase myself.
- Viewed from afar, the town seemed to abase itself in the presence of the architectural preminence of that monarch of buildings.
- 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.
- Slavery, for example, is abase thing; but a servile mind in a free man is contemptible.
- Violent language can no longer either exalt or abase any one.