- 1demean yourself to do something that makes people have less respect for you I wouldn't demean myself by asking for charity.
- 2demean somebody/something to make people have less respect for someone or something synonym degrade Such images demean women. Behavior like this demeans politics.
NAmE//dɪˈmin//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they demean
he / she / it demeans
past simple demeaned
-ing form demeaning