Translation of demean in Spanish:

demean

degradar, v.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈmiːn//dəˈmin/

transitive verb

formal

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    degradar
    to demean oneself rebajarse
    • I refuse to demean myself by apologizing to him me niego a rebajarme a pedirle perdón
    • But please let's not demean ourselves by pretending this falls into the great canon of drama.
    • But when they demean a work of beauty and dignity that has shaped English history and literature as no other book, they invite retribution.
    • I am not in any way demeaning our brave men folk but they do generally get more coverage than us ladies.
    • Your ridiculous new border controls border on madness, and we refuse to demean ourselves by submitting to your arrogant, petty-minded demands.
    • They are demeaning themselves and making themselves unsuccessful.
    • And no caveats either - don't patronise me or demean yourself by trying to justify anything.
    • The ministers are accused of demeaning themselves - their male counterparts would never agree to such a photo-shoot.
    • She says ambitious celebrities who appear topless or in bikinis in steamy photo shoots are ‘disgusting’ and are demeaning themselves.
    • While comparing products, they were not allowed to degrade or demean the merchandise offered by competitors.
    • I would rather die than demean myself by serving customers.
    • She came away from the experience wondering why any girl would demean herself to such an extent, regardless of the loot involved.
    • When children are demeaned and injured rather than respected and nurtured, they do not develop a sense of their own power and an ability to maintain their own boundaries.
    • Why would world-class athletes demean themselves in such a way?
    • The main problem is that well educated journalists who want to be thought of as professionals continually demean themselves by accepting these positions at these rates of pay.
    • Perhaps, no human being would want to demean himself by seeking succour along the streets and from strangers.
    • Too many people, though - many of them female - still seem to think that a woman demeans herself when she wears a revealing dress.
    • But that word ‘respectable’ really stands for this presumption: that we, people like us, never commit crimes, never have to demean ourselves on the streets.
    • It demeans the people who do this work by telling them that their work is not important - that it is low-grade and demeaning.
    • I wouldn't demean myself by running a mile, unless I was immediately going to follow it by running another twelve miles at least.
    • Litter-strewn streets, graffiti and derelict buildings demean residents' quality of life and devalue the visitor experience.
    • With a lack of integrity, they demean themselves and the game.
    • Neither demeaning themselves to meet low tastes, nor overbearing in their presentation, they fit in perfectly with their requirement as a typical TV presenter.
    • But you abused, debased and threatened that woman, threatening her and demeaning her.
    • To think of students as customers cheapens and demeans post-secondary education.
    • But it not only demeans women, it also demeans the men that buy it, as well as everybody that makes money from it.
    • Brown condemns, with reason, men demeaning women through the ages by their patriarchal ideology.
    • Women were humiliated and brutalised as part of a campaign to demean their ethnicity.
    • They of course demeaned themselves by demonstrating on the lawn outside the council room like a mob of unlettered students - but that is the way of the unreal world of academia.
    • In other words, I would say that idolatry not only dishonors God and demeans the idolater; it ultimately leads to the destruction of the hapless idol itself.
    • Other than demeaning me for napping in the laundry room it was our only conversation.
    • Don't think I am demeaning his achievement by saying it comes from not getting bored.
    • You only have to watch reality shows where seemingly intelligent women demean themselves into begging for the nod of Bachelor Joe to realize something has gone seriously wrong.
    • I would not mind if they only demeaned themselves.
    • There are ways and means of showing respect without such references, which only demean the person who makes use of the term.
    • We demean the concept of safety and undermine the teaching profession when responsibility is only advocated in one direction.
    • I wish he would stop demeaning the provincial system in his writings.
    • But there are things that it's been criticised for unfairly, and worse - reactions from audiences and critics that demean themselves and our culture.
    • The editor rejects as ‘drivel’ any suggestion that his paper may be demeaning women.
    • Singling out people for praise can be difficult as it risks demeaning the achievements of others.