Verb(1) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
(1) Perhaps what takes Hamlet so much time in the play is that a ritual of abasement needs to performed.(2) Eleven million people took to the streets last weekend to show their solidarity in the face of terror, and two days later voted to abase themselves before it.(3) But my brother abased himself intellectually the same way they all did.(4) Throughout history a doffed hat has symbolized defeat, humility and abasement before one's betters.(5) Come fall, the rich and the powerful abase themselves for a seat in the owner's box.(6) It's an icky daddy-daughter comedy featuring character actors abasing themselves horribly for the money.(7) They find a secret delight in abasing themselves before men of violence.(8) I beg that someone will recognise my abasement and meet my very human but mutually exclusive needs.(9) The more politics abases itself before the values of TV entertainment, the less it represents the real political process.(10) She allows us to examine our own appetites for public abasement without feeling guilty.(11) Heand his lawyers will need to seriously abase themselves before the Committee if he's going to escape a similar fate.(12) And please let me, or any other liberal, know if there is anything else we can do to abase ourselves .(13) It is not so much an abasement of self as an acknowledgment that one's own way may not be the only or even the best way.(14) Welcome to the complete and total abasement of our Party.(15) I abased myself in such a way that it makes me cringe to even remember it.(16) Their president abased himself with ritual abject apologies.
(1) abase :: humiliar
(2) base :: base
1. humble ::
2. grovel ::
3. humiliate ::
1. elevate ::
2. ennoble ::
3. uplift ::
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