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It Has 5 letters ( a b a s e )         3 vowels ( a a e )         2 consonants ( b s )         Word on the contrary esaba

Which the Definition/Meaning of abase in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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ABASE (_third-person singular simple present_ ABASES, _present participle_ ABASING, _simple past and past participle_ ABASED) * (transitive, archaic) To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to _abase_ the eye. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)] * _"Saying so, he ABASED his lance_." - _Thomas Shelton_ * (transitive) To lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)] * _"Whosoever exalteth himself shall be ABASED_." - _Luke 14:11_ * (transitive, obsolete) To lower in value, in particular as altering the content of alloys in coins.[Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 18th century.] SYNONYMS * debase * degrade ANTONYMS * promote * exalt * extoll DERIVED TERMS * abasedly * abasement * abaser TRANSLATIONS

abase (third-person singular simple present abases, present participle abasing, simple past and past participle abased)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
  2. (transitive) To lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To lower in value, in particular as altering the content of alloys in coins.[Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 18th century.]

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Which the Definition/Meaning of abase in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _abaisse_, _abesse_, _abessen_, _abaishen_, _abassen_, from Middle French _abaisser_, from Old French _abaissier_ (“bring low”), from Old French _a-_ + _baissier_ (“to lower”), from Vulgar Latin _abbassiāre_ (“to lower”), from Medieval Latin _bassus_ (“short of stature, low, humble”).

From Middle English abaisse, abesse, abessen, abaishen, abassen, from Middle French abaisser, from Old French abaissier (bring low), from Old French a- + baissier (to lower), from Vulgar Latin abbassiāre (to lower), from Medieval Latin bassus (short of stature, low, humble).

Which the Definition/Meaning of abase in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ə.ˈbeɪs/ * Rhymes: -eɪs

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ə.ˈbeɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs

Which the Definition/Meaning of abase in categoryENGLISH - REFERENCES
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* abase in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * abase in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), _Chambers Dictionary of Etymology_ (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2 * ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lesley Brown (editor), _The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary_, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2


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