There are 2 definitions of demean in English:

demean1

Line breaks: de¦mean
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmiːn
 
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verb

[with object]

Origin

early 17th century: from de- 'away, down' + the adjective mean2, on the pattern of debase.

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There are 2 definitions of demean in English:

demean2

Line breaks: de¦mean
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmiːn
 
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verb

(demean oneself) • archaic
  • Conduct oneself in a particular way: no man demeaned himself so honourably

Origin

Middle English (also in the sense 'manage, control'): from Old French demener 'to lead', based on Latin de- 'away' + minare 'drive (animals), drive on with threats' (from minari 'threaten').

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