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Abase: To lower or depress to throw or cast down as, to abase the eye.[Archaic] Bacon.Saying so, he abased his lance. Shelton. To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Abase? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Abase:

1. To lower or depress

2. to throw or cast down

3. as, to abase the eye.[Archaic] Bacon.Saying so, he abased his lance. Shelton.

4. To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, conditionin life, or estimation of worthiness

5. to depress

6. to humble

7. todegrade.Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased. Luke xiv. ll.Syn. To Abase, Debase, Degrade. These words agree in the idea ofbringing down from a higher to a lower state. Abase has reference toa bringing down in condition or feelings

8. as to abase ones selfbefore God. Debase has reference to the bringing down of a thing inpurity, or making it base. It is, therefore, always used in a badsense, as, to debase the coin of the kingdom, to debase the mind byvicious indulgence, to debase ones style by coarse or vulgarexpressions. Degrade has reference to a bringing down from somehigher grade or from some standard. Thus, a priest is degraded fromthe clerical office. When used in a moral sense, it denotes abringing down in character and just estimation

9. as, degraded byintemperance, a degrading employment, etc. "Art is degraded when itis regarded only as a trade."

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