abase yourself

to behave in a way that makes other people respect you less

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  • abase yourself — phrase to behave in a way that makes other people respect you less Thesaurus: to harm your own reputationsynonym Main entry: abase * * * abase yourself formal : to behave in a way that makes you seem lower or less deserving of respect politicians …   Useful english dictionary

  • abase — UK [əˈbeɪs] / US verb Word forms abase : present tense I/you/we/they abase he/she/it abases present participle abasing past tense abased past participle abased formal abase yourself Derived word: abasement noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • abase — a|base [əˈbeıs] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: abaisser, from Vulgar Latin bassiare to lower ] abase yourself to behave in a way that shows you accept that someone has complete power over you >abasement n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abase — a|base [ ə beıs ] verb FORMAL abase yourself to behave in a way that makes other people respect you less ╾ a|base|ment noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • abase — verb abase yourself to behave in a way that shows you accept that someone has complete power over you abasement noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • magazine — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taken — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taking — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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