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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb A*base"
  1. To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.(Archaic)"Saying so, he abased his lance." [Shelton.]
  2. 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."Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased." [Luke xiv. ll.]
    synonyms: To Abase Debase Degrade. These words agree in the idea of bringing down from a higher to a lower state. Abase has reference to a bringing down in condition or feelings; as, to abase the proud, to abase one's self before God. Debase has reference to the bringing down of a thing in purity, or making it base. It is, therefore, always used in a bad sense, as, to debase the coin of the kingdom, to debase the mind by vicious indulgence, to debase one's style by coarse or vulgar expressions. Degrade has reference to a bringing down from some higher grade or from some standard. Thus, a priest is degraded from the clerical office. When used in a moral sense, it denotes a bringing down in character and just estimation; as, degraded by intemperance, a degrading employment, etc. “Art is degraded when it is regarded only as a trade.”

Etymology: F. abaisser, LL. abassare abbassare ; ad + bassare, fr. bassus low. See Base (a.)

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  1. Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

Fun Facts about the name Abase

  • When was the first name Abase first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Abase is Saturday, December 21st, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Abase? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Abase. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Abase: Your name in reverse order is Esaba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asaeb. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Abase born Mar 27, 1991

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).