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Abase appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Lie, voodoo vanities; abase it in a voodoo veil!
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb abase:


Abase (to humble; disgrace) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the verb abase

What does abase mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abased | abasing | abases

  1. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

Alternative definition of the verb abase


  1. [archaic] To lower physically or depress; to stoop; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
  2. To cast down or to lower, as in rank, office, condition in life or estimation of worthiness, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade.

Definition of the verb abase for high school students

    to humiliate, degrade
    • example: After being overthrown and abased, the deposed leader offered to bow down to his conqueror.

The verb abase is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


"Abase" is an early 1970s text-based computer game for BASIC designed by People's Computer Company similar to the game Number. In the game Abase, one chooses a base from 2 to 10 and guesses a number the computer has chosen in that base. The game appeared on page 4 of the book What to Do After You Hit Return or P.C.C.'s First Book of Computer Games.


"abase" is a musical single of ネガ.

  • released on (7 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abase

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Google previewComputer Assisted Learning (1992)

4th International Conference, ICCAL '92, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 17-20, 1992. Proceedings by Ivan Tomek

ABASE is a Hypercard-based interactive tutorial program [Lij91].

Google previewQpedia Thermal Management eMagazine, Volume 4 (2011)

by Kaveh Azar, Bahman Tavassoli, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Andrea Koss

R hs = R cond + R conv = + t kAbase 1 ηhAfin Where k is the heat sink thermal conductivity, Abase is the heat sink base area, t is the base ...

Google previewThe 2000 Census: (2002)

Interim Assessment by Panel to Review the 2000 Census, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics

aBase is the originally produced DA estimate which includes an allowance for 6 million undocumented immigrants; alternate is a DA estimate that arbitrarily doubles the flow of undocumented immigrants between 1990 and 2000, allowing for ...

Google previewArterial Blood Gases Made Easy (2007)

by Iain A M Hennessey, Alan G Japp

Abase is a substance that accepts H+ when dissolved in solution. Bases therefore lower the H+ concentration of a solution (raise the pH). A buffer is a substance that ...

Google previewChanges of Mind (2012)

An Essay on Rational Belief Revision by Neil Tennant

Abase is a set of axioms (finite or infinite) for a theory, and is (almost always) not itself logically closed. A theory is the logical closure of any base for it. When A is the logical closure of a set B of sentences we shall write A = [B]. In particular, A is ...

Google previewLeg Science Chemistry N Level 2e

Abase is an alkali if A it ...

Google previewThe Contest of the Century (2014)

The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win by Geoff A. Dyer

Abase is the bridgehead to avery different relationship, the sort of defense alliance whereby thebigger nationoffers to provide security in return ...

Google previewHandbook of Cosmetic Science & Technology (2013)

by J.L. Knowlton, S.E.M. Pearce

Bases Abase is the term used to describe a small number of perfume ingredients which are mixed together to form a “part-perfume”. Bases can therefore be considered as “semi-perfumes”, which are used by the perfumer to save time during ...

Google previewAmerican Education (1918)

Abase is a hydroxide whose water solution contains hydroxyl ions. A salt is a compound formed by the replacement of the hydrogen of an acid by a metal. An ion is an atom or a group of atoms carrying an electric charge. Destructive distillation ...

Google previewPrinciples of Pathophysiology and Emergency Medical Care (2002)

by Jeffrey W. Myers, Marianne Neighbors, Ruth Tannehill-Jones

Abase is a substance that accepts hydrogen ions (proton acceptor). A neutral solution has a pH of 7. In such a solution there are equal numbers of hydrogen ions (H+) and hydroxyl ions (OH), which can combine to form water (H.O). When the ...

Google previewThe national encyclopædia. Libr. ed (1884)

by National cyclopaedia

DI ABASE is the name given to a class of rock* generally referred to the basic series , and considered to b« intermediate in crystalline structure between th« lava form.

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney


Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Economics (2003)

by Donald Rutherford

abase«. year) is set equal to 100 and the value for each subsequent year is calculated asapercentage of it. To calculate quantity changes, e.g. in the gross domestic product,the components of the gross domestic product are weighted by the ...

Google previewThe Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1921)

by Funk & Wagnalls Company

adopt, cherish, hold, keep, maintain, retain, uphold, abase, Syn.: bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, disgrace, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce . Abase refers to outward conditions, debase to quality or character. — Ant.: exalt ...

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Quotes about Abase

The well being of others,
Serving as a teacher to teach others;
So abase yourself with love and learn from my muse,
And live a joyous and a productive life around. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of A1B3A1S1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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