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Definition of disgrace verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disgrace
    he / she / it disgraces
    past simple disgraced
    -ing form disgracing
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  1. 1to behave badly in a way that makes you or other people feel ashamed disgrace yourself I disgraced myself by drinking far too much. disgrace somebody/something He had disgraced the family name.
  2. 2be disgraced to lose the respect of people, usually so that you lose a position of power He was publicly disgraced and sent into exile. a disgraced politician/leader
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: disgrace

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