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abase (verb) lower one's own dignity; humiliate or degrade oneself.
We feel abased when we do something that is beneath our dignity and makes us feel that we have lost our self respect. To act in a way that makes you feel that you are under someone's power is to abase yourself.
- It is abasing for any one to obey the commands of their junior.
- I feel abased to bow before another person no greater than I.