(a.) To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade.
(a.) To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Abase'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/a/abase.html. 1828.