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  1. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downverb

    reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

    "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"

    unload, land, write down, repose, bring down, cheapen, dishonour, pull down, raze, drop off, disgrace, lower, discredit, take down, dismantle, get down, place down, shame, record, lay, tear down, degrade, let down, level, set down, put down, attaint, dishonor, drop, enter, discharge, destroy, rase, note

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  1. Paul Flores ' defense attorney:

    I don’t want to demean these volunteers, they are very helpful, they specialize in disaster, finding bodies — that’s what they’re good at and bless their hearts they’re out there helping people, but from a forensic science standpoint, you’ll hear that it’s nothing other than a clue.

  2. Thomas Filingeri:

    How can someone insult and demean their own people to defend others when those that are being defended have no say in it or even have no animus towards the supposed offender?

  3. Harrison Fields:

    The bar isn’t very high for those on CNN. They usually aren’t interested in telling the truth, they are solely focused on their narrative, which, since Trump has been out of the White House, has been to continue to demean and damage his reputation.

  4. Democrat Doug Jones:

    I don’t demean my fellow citizens but treat everyone with dignity and respect, roy Moore has spent his entire life to use whatever position he was in to create conflict and division in order to promote his personal agenda.

  5. Michael Cohen:

    They'll say whatever they can to try to demean him. It's not working. He's leading by double digits.

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  • demütigen, herabwürdigen, beschämen, benehmen, herabsetzen, führen, kleinmachen, behandeln, verhalten, Mittel, erniedrigen, aufführenGerman
  • menospreciar, humillar, conducir, gestionar, degradarSpanish
  • नीचा दिखानाHindi
  • svilireItalian
  • ಕೀಳರಿಮೆKannada
  • behandelen, houding, neerhalen, gedragen, vernederen, gedrag, behandeling, beheerDutch

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