Definition of abbreviation (noun) -to lower in position, estimation or the like; to degrade
Part of speech:Verb
The mother abased the girl by her public reprimand.
Because of his inability to achieve his own life-long goals, the father abased his children whenever they failed.
Under this kind of atmosphere, children who born in poor families mostly grew in diffident, shy and self-abased, while children who born in wealthy families almost grew in arrogant, mean and self-centered.