abaisser

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Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French abaissier, from a (to, towards) + baissier (to lower). See Modern French à, baisser

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (Europe) IPA(key): /abese/, /abɛse/
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): /abɛːse/

Verb[edit]

abaisser

  1. (literally transitive) To lower; to reduce; to bring down
  2. (reflexive, transitive) To come or go down; to descend.
  3. (figuratively, transitive) To abase, degrade, humiliate.
    Le fils répentant s'abaissait en abaissant sa culotte pour une fessée bien-méritée
    The repenting son humbled himself by lowering his briefs for a well-deserved spanking

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References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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