abase oneself это:

abase oneself
abase oneself унизить себя, унизиться You have abased yourself by stealingfrom a poor old man.

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • abase oneself — behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone). → abase …   English new terms dictionary

  • abase oneself — v. mortify oneself, humiliate oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abase oneself so far as to do something — v. humiliate oneself to doing something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abase — ► VERB (abase oneself) ▪ behave in a way that lessens others respect for one. DERIVATIVES abasement noun. ORIGIN Old French abaissier to lower …   English terms dictionary

  • abase — [ə beɪs] verb (usu. abase oneself) behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone). Derivatives abasement noun Origin ME: from OFr. abaissier, from a (from L. ad to, at ) + baissier to lower …   English new terms dictionary

  • abase — abase, demean, debase, degrade, humble, humiliate are synonymous when they denote to lower in one’s own estimation or in that of others. Abase suggests loss of dignity or prestige without necessarily implying permanency in that loss. When used… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abase — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. humble (See abash); demean, degrade; dishonor; cast down. See humility, servility. Ant., uplift, exalt. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. humiliate, humble, debase; see humble . See Synonym Study at humble …   English dictionary for students

  • abase — v.tr. & refl. humiliate or degrade (another person or oneself). Derivatives: abasement n. Etymology: ME f. OF abaissier (as A (3), baissier to lower ult. f. LL bassus short of stature): infl. by BASE(2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • abasement — abase ► VERB (abase oneself) ▪ behave in a way that lessens others respect for one. DERIVATIVES abasement noun. ORIGIN Old French abaissier to lower …   English terms dictionary

  • grovel — verb 1) George groveled at his feet, begging for mercy Syn: prostrate oneself, lie, kneel, cringe 2) she was not going to grovel to him Syn: be obsequious to, fawn on, kowtow to, bow and scrape to, toady to, truckle to …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • kowtow — verb 1) they kowtowed to the emperor Syn: prostrate oneself before, bow (down) to/ before, genuflect to/before, do/make obeisance to/before, fall on one s knees before, kneel before 2) she didn t have to kowtow to a boss Syn: grovel to, be… …   Thesaurus of popular words


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