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Demean


5 dicționare găsite pentru demean
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demean \De*mean"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demeaned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Demeaning.] [OF. demener to conduct, guide, manage, F.
     se d['e]mener to struggle; pref. d['e]- (L. de) + mener to
     lead, drive, carry on, conduct, fr. L. minare to drive
     animals by threatening cries, fr. minari to threaten. See
     Menace.]
     1. To manage; to conduct; to treat.
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              [Our] clergy have with violence demeaned the matter.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To conduct; to behave; to comport; -- followed by the
        reflexive pronoun.
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              They have demeaned themselves
              Like men born to renown by life or death. --Shak.
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              They answered . . . that they should demean
              themselves according to their instructions.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     3. To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the
        reflexive pronoun.
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              Her son would demean himself by a marriage with an
              artist's daughter.                    --Thackeray.
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     Note: This sense is probably due to a false etymology which
           regarded the word as connected with the adjective mean.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demean \De*mean"\, n. [OF. demene. See Demean, v. t.]
     1. Management; treatment. [Obs.]
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              Vile demean and usage bad.            --Spenser.
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     2. Behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor. [Obs.]
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              With grave demean and solemn vanity.  --West.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demean \De*mean"\, n. [See Demesne.]
     1. Demesne. [Obs.]
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     2. pl. Resources; means. [Obs.]
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              You know
              How narrow our demeans are.           --Massinger.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  demean
       v : reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends
           to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took
           him down after the lecture" [syn: take down, degrade,
            disgrace, put down]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "demean":
     abase, abash, acquit, act, bear, belittle, bring down, bring low,
     carry, cast down, comport, conduct, contemn, crush, debase, decry,
     degrade, deport, derogate, despise, detract, diminish, disparage,
     dump, dump on, go on, humiliate, lower, put down, quit, reduce,
     scorn, set down, sink, take down, trip up  
     

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