reduce in worth or character, usually verbally;
"She tends to put down younger women colleagues"
"His critics took him down after the lecture"
- I'll never demean myself by doing something dishonorable.
- You will demean yourself if you agree to the terms of the contract.
- He felt he would demean himself if he replied to the scurrilous letter.
- I wouldn't demean myself by asking for charity.
- I wouldn't demean myself to ask for favours from them.
The Prince Borghese certainly demeans himself like a kind and liberal gentleman.出自： N. Hawthorne
Could a girl so far demean herself as to ask for love?出自： W. Black
That demeans them into something trivial.出自： M. Bradbury