Abase vs. Debase

Abase vs. Debase — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Abase and Debase

Abaseverb

To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem.

Debaseverb

To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.

Abaseverb

(transitive) To lower, as in condition in life, office, rank, etc., so as to cause pain or hurt feelings; to degrade, to depress, to humble, to humiliate.

Debaseverb

(transitive) To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade.

Abaseverb

To lower physically; to depress; to cast or throw down; to stoop.

to abase the eye

Debaseverb

To lower in position or rank.

Abaseverb

To lower in value, in particular by altering the content of alloys in coins; to debase.

Debaseverb

(transitive) To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.

Abaseverb

cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of;

He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

Debaseverb

corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality;

debauch the young people with wine and womenSocrates was accused of corrupting young menDo school counselors subvert young children?corrupt the morals

Debaseverb

lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

Debaseverb

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones;

adulterate liquor