vernederen

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From ver- + neder (down) + -en

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vernederen (past singular vernederde, past participle vernederd)

  1. (transitive) To humiliate, humble
  2. (reflexive use: zich vernederen) To stoop to, humble/humiliate oneself
    Hij vernederde zich door op blote knieën starf en vergiffenis te vragen
    He humbled himself by begging on naked knees for punshment and forgiveness

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