bemean

[ bih-meen ]
/ bɪˈmin /

verb (used with object), be·meaned, be·mean·ing. Archaic.

to make mean; demean; debase (usually used reflexively).

Origin of bemean

First recorded in 1645–55; be- + mean2
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bemean

/ (bɪˈmiːn) /

verb

a less common word for demean 1
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