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demean
American English: /dəˈmin/
British English: /dɪˈmiːn/

Translation of demean in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • [formal] to demean oneself
    rebajarse
    degradarse
    I refuse to demean myself by apologizing to him
    me niego a rebajarme a pedirle perdón
    Example sentences
    • But you abused, debased and threatened that woman, threatening her and demeaning her.
    • The editor rejects as ‘drivel’ any suggestion that his paper may be demeaning women.
    • I wish he would stop demeaning the provincial system in his writings.
    Example sentences
    • Too many people, though - many of them female - still seem to think that a woman demeans herself when she wears a revealing dress.
    • She says ambitious celebrities who appear topless or in bikinis in steamy photo shoots are ‘disgusting’ and are demeaning themselves.
    • Neither demeaning themselves to meet low tastes, nor overbearing in their presentation, they fit in perfectly with their requirement as a typical TV presenter.

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