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Definition of disgrace verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disgrace

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    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡreɪs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡreɪs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disgrace
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡreɪs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡreɪs//
     
    he / she / it disgraces
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡreɪsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡreɪsɪz//
     
    past simple disgraced
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡreɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡreɪst//
     
    past participle disgraced
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡreɪst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡreɪst//
     
    -ing form disgracing
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡreɪsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡreɪsɪŋ//
     
    Embarrassment
     
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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. See related entries: Embarrassment
  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
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a verb): via French from Italian disgrazia (noun), disgraziare (verb), from dis- (expressing reversal) + Latin gratia ‘grace’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disgrace

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