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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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