cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
the lower of two berths
look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"
set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf"
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);
inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"