Synonyms for demean

Synonyms for (verb) demean

Synonyms: put down, take down, degrade, demean, disgrace

Definition: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

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

Similar words: humble, humiliate, mortify, abase, chagrin

Definition: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

Usage: He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss