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Abase
Lower Degarade Humiliate

belittle somebody: to make somebody feel belittled or degraded ( literary )
Abash
Embrass

make somebody ashamed: to make somebody feel ashamed, embarrassed, or uncomfortable
Abate
to lessen/to subside

1. transitive and intransitive verb become less: to lessen or make something lessen gradually ( formal or literary )


2. transitive and intransitive verb end: to suppress or end a nuisance, act, or writ


3. transitive verb finance reduce something: to lower the amount or rate of something such as a tax ( formal )
Abbreviate
to shorten
Abdicate
Renounce ; Give up

1. transitive and intransitive verb resign position: to give up a high office formally or officially, especially the throne


2. transitive verb neglect a duty: to fail to fulfill a duty or responsibility
The company seems to have abdicated all responsibility in this matter.
Aberrant
Abnormal ; deviant

adjective

not typical: deviating from what is normal or desirable
Abet
help somebody: to assist somebody to do something, especially something illegal
Abeyance
1. suspension: temporary inactivity or nonoperation
a law that has been in abeyance for some time


2. ownerlessness: a condition in which legal ownership of an estate has not been established