前缀a-,同ad-, 去，往。base, 低下，卑微，见base metal, 贱金属。
- abase (v.)
- late 14c., abaishen, from Old French abaissier "diminish, make lower in value or status" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *ad bassiare "bring lower," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + Late Latin bassus "thick, fat, low" (see base (adj.)). Form in English altered 16c. by influence of base (adj.), thus the word is an exception from the rule that Old French verbs with stem -iss- enter English as -ish. Related: Abased; abasing.
- 1. The president is not willing to abase himself before the nation.
- 2. He refused to abase himself in the eyes of others.
- 3. A man who uses bad language will only abase himself.
- 4. She wanted to abase herself before the strong man, to be low and humble before him.
- 5. The leader's refusal to abase himself before his followers irritated the king.
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