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English verb: demean

1. demean (emotion) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally


SamplesShe tends to put down younger women colleagues.
His critics took him down after the lecture.


Synonymsdegrade, disgrace, put down, take down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify


Narrower (hyponym)dehumanise, dehumanize, reduce









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