abase

The word “abase” has 1 syllable: abase.

It's pronounced as /əˈbeɪs/.


What is synonym and antonym for abase?

In the thesaurus, “abase” has 13 synonyms and 27 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for abase along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for abase

  • corrupt
  • debase
  • debauch
  • degrade
  • demean
  • deprave
  • destroy
  • deteriorate
  • discredit
  • humiliate
  • poison
  • subvert
  • weaken

Antonyms for abase

  • acknowledge
  • aggrandize
  • ameliorate
  • amend
  • applaud
  • better
  • boast
  • canonize
  • celebrate
  • cheer
  • cite
  • commend
  • congratulate
  • decorate
  • deify
  • elevate
  • enhance
  • ennoble
  • exalt
  • extol
  • honor
  • improve
  • perfect
  • praise
  • recognize
  • salute
  • uplift

Meanings of abase

  • verb
    1. To lower, as in condition in life, office, rank, etc., so as to cause pain or hurt feelings; to degrade, to depress, to humble, to humiliate.
    2. To lower physically; to depress; to cast or throw down; to stoop.
    3. To lower in value, in particular by altering the content of alloys in coins; to debase.

Example Sentences

  • He refused to abase himself by compromising his integrity for personal gain.
  • The leader's humility did not mean he would abase the authority vested in him.
  • It is essential to build a society that does not abase individuals based on their background or identity.
  • She chose to gracefully accept criticism without allowing it to abase her self-esteem.
  • The teacher encouraged students to ask questions without fear of being abased for not knowing the answer.

On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to abase, such as: acknowledge, aggrandize, ameliorate, amend, applaud, better, boast.

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