abase / əˈbeɪs /


abase 的定义

v. 有主动词 verb

a·based, a·bas·ing.

  1. to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade.
  2. Archaic. to lower; put or bring down: He abased his head.

abase 近义词

v. 动词 verb

deprive of self-esteem, confidence


  1. I knew she would treat me with the same indifference, and only feel a wondering contempt that I should so abase myself.
  2. Viewed from afar, the town seemed to abase itself in the presence of the architectural preminence of that monarch of buildings.
  3. 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.
  4. Slavery, for example, is abase thing; but a servile mind in a free man is contemptible.
  5. Violent language can no longer either exalt or abase any one.