verb (1)

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1 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • it demeans the political process to demand that candidates make promises that everyone knows are unrealistic

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verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of demean (Entry 2 of 2)

to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way
  • I shall endeavor to demean myself with utmost respect when our pastor comes to visit

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“Demean.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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