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Definition of abase verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

abase

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈbeɪs//
 
abase yourself (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abase
 
he / she / it abases
 
past simple abased
 
-ing form abasing
 
 
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to act in a way that shows that you accept someone's power over you
NAmE//əˈbeɪsmənt//
 
noun [uncountable]
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