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American English: /əˈbeɪs/
British English: /əˈbeɪs/

reflexive verb

  • to abase oneself
    to abase oneself before God
    inclinarse humildemente ante Dios
    Example sentences
    • They find a secret delight in abasing themselves before men of violence.
    • It's an icky daddy-daughter comedy featuring character actors abasing themselves horribly for the money.
    • The more politics abases itself before the values of TV entertainment, the less it represents the real political process.

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