To demean is defined as to put someone down or lower him in esteem by doing something that harms his pride or dignity or putting yourself down by doing something that is beneath you.
To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
(Archaic) To disgrace.
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
To make seem little, less important, etc.; speak slightingly of; depreciate
To become black or dark
To find fault with:
To speak out against strongly and openly; denounce
To cause (an organic compound) to undergo degradation.
To put into disorder; confuse.
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To lower oneself; lose face
To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself:
To refuse to pay a claim embodied in a written document, such as a check or other negotiable instrument, when presented; to treat disrespectfully an object considered to have a public or sacred nature, such as a flag.
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
To criticize or blame.
To talk about disparagingly or insultingly.
To rate, assess, or estimate too low
To speak ill of; disparage.
To give praise to; glorify.
To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
To compliment excessively and often insincerely, especially in order to win favor.
To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
Detract is defined as to take away from or reduce.
To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
express a negative opinion of
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