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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To conduct or behave (oneself) usually in a proper manner. Also: to lower in status or reputation.

Usage examples (2)
  • We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
  • He said although he would "love to multiply" attendances by 100, it did not 'demean' the meeting. for more
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