Abase vs Demoted - What's the difference?

abase | demoted |


As verbs the difference between abase and demoted

is that abase is (archaic) to lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye while demoted is (demote).

abase

English

Verb

(abas)
  • (archaic) To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
  • "Saying so, he abased his lance''." - ''
  • To lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade.
  • "Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased'' ." - ''Luke 14:11
  • (obsolete) To lower in value, in particular as altering the content of alloys in coins.
  • Synonyms

    * debase * degrade

    Antonyms

    * promote * exalt * extoll

    Derived terms

    * abasedly * abasement * abaser

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    demoted

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (demote)

  • demote

    English

    Verb

    (demot)
  • To lower the rank or status of something.
  • To relegate.
  • Antonyms

    * (lower the rank of ): promote

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