Translation of abase in Spanish:


humillarse, v.

Pronunciation /əˈbeɪs/

reflexive verb

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    to abase oneself before God inclinarse humildemente ante Dios
    • They find a secret delight in abasing themselves before men of violence.
    • It's an icky daddy-daughter comedy featuring character actors abasing themselves horribly for the money.
    • The more politics abases itself before the values of TV entertainment, the less it represents the real political process.
    • I abased myself in such a way that it makes me cringe to even remember it.
    • Their president abased himself with ritual abject apologies.
    • But my brother abased himself intellectually the same way they all did.
    • Eleven million people took to the streets last weekend to show their solidarity in the face of terror, and two days later voted to abase themselves before it.
    • Come fall, the rich and the powerful abase themselves for a seat in the owner's box.
    • Heand his lawyers will need to seriously abase themselves before the Committee if he's going to escape a similar fate.
    • And please let me, or any other liberal, know if there is anything else we can do to abase ourselves.
    • She recently remarked that the adoption of foreign accents ‘for jobs in call centres shows how easily an ancient civilisation can be made to abase itself completely’.
    • Thus he enters the dining room ready to abase himself because he disdains everyone else.
    • When Fosca abases herself in front of the hero crying, ‘one loves a dog, an animal ‘she is both using emotional blackmail and exposing her raw passion.’
    • Countless bank executives have abased themselves at her feet.
    • Generally, those of the lower orders abased themselves through prostration in front of those who outranked them.
    • No, Cyril, you need not kneel and abase yourself.
    • Some protest that this affirmation comes at a cost: you cannot receive it unless you first abase yourself as a hopeless and helpless sinner in need of redemption.
    • How these gestures will be interpreted by the electorate is not clear, but it is clear that they will do anything, even abase themselves in public, to gain power.
    • How easily an ancient civilization can be made to abase itself completely.
    • One begins to wonder perversely whether the artist will soon utterly abase herself before our eyes.