A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-beyst]
    • /əˈbeɪst/
    • /əˈbeɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-beyst]
    • /əˈbeɪst/

Definitions of abased word

  • adjective abased (of a charge) lower on an escutcheon than is usual: a bend abased. 1
  • verb with object abased to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade. 1
  • verb with object abased Archaic. to lower; put or bring down: He abased his head. 1
  • noun abased Humbled; lowered, especially in rank, position, or prestige. 1
  • verb abased simple past tense and past participle of abase. 0
  • adjective abased (heraldry) Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield. 0

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Origin of abased

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1645-55; abase + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Abased


abased popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abased

adjective abased

  • dependent — To be dependent on something or someone means to need them in order to succeed or be able to survive.
  • praetorian — of or relating to a praetor.
  • corrupt — Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power.
  • sustain — to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.

Antonyms for abased

verb abased

  • respected — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • flattered — to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.
  • grew — simple past tense of grow.
  • honored — of, relating to, or noting honor.
  • improved — to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health.

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