verb (used with object), a·based, a·bas·ing.
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Origin of abase
OTHER WORDS FROM abasea·base·ment, nouna·bas·er, nounun·a·bas·ing, adjective
Words nearby abase
Example sentences from the Web for abase
He was a prime favourite with Queen Elizabeth, and she knew how to exalt and abase, to create and destroy.The Birth of the Nation|Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
Viewed from afar, the town seemed to abase itself in the presence of the architectural preminence of that monarch of buildings.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
That this was no trick of a moment but a calculated scheme to abase and possess her she now realized with a sort of dull horror.In the Shadow of the Hills|George C. Shedd
They confess their own emptiness and abase themselves before God.Sermons on Various Important Subjects|Andrew Lee
Abase not magistrates so far, as to think their office and power extend not to matters of religion and the worship of God.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)|Richard Baxter