abase oneself


: to behave in a way that makes one seem lower or less deserving of respect
politicians abasing themselves before wealthy businessmen

Examples of abase oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, an impulse to abase oneself isn’t resolved by a recognition that human life is a collaboration. Caleb Crain, The Atlantic, 10 Aug. 2021

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“Abase oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abase%20oneself. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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