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Abasing


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abase \A*base"\ ([.a]*b[=a]s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abased
     ([.a]*b[=a]st"); p. pr. & vb. n. Abasing.] [F. abaisser,
     LL. abassare, abbassare; ad + bassare, fr. bassus low. See
     Base, a.]
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     1. To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase
        the eye. [Archaic] --Bacon.
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              Saying so, he abased his lance.       --Shelton.
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     2. To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office,
        condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to
        depress; to humble; to degrade.
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              Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased. --Luke
                                                    xiv. ll.
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     Syn: To Abase, Debase, Degrade. These words agree in
          the idea of bringing down from a higher to a lower
          state. Abase has reference to a bringing down in
          condition or feelings; as, to abase the proud, to abase
          one's self before God. Debase has reference to the
          bringing down of a thing in purity, or making it base.
          It is, therefore, always used in a bad sense, as, to
          debase the coin of the kingdom, to debase the mind by
          vicious indulgence, to debase one's style by coarse or
          vulgar expressions. Degrade has reference to a bringing
          down from some higher grade or from some standard. Thus,
          a priest is degraded from the clerical office. When used
          in a moral sense, it denotes a bringing down in
          character and just estimation; as, degraded by
          intemperance, a degrading employment, etc. "Art is
          degraded when it is regarded only as a trade."
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