demean v : reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture" [syn: take down, degrade, disgrace, put down]
- Rhymes: -iːn
- To manage; to conduct; to treat.
- To conduct; to behave; to comport; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
- To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
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