lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
A compromise should not require you to abase yourself or your principles.
He touched girls base, so girl abase him by slapping him
She abased her friend with a sudden irritating reaction of a disgusting look.
A Shut your mouth
subside or moderate
The increasing temperature is sure to abate with the oncoming rain in the next few days.
A weight: abate your weight
Your story is too long can you please abbreviate it for me.
A brevity (brief); opposite of elaborative
renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
The king will abdicate if this mission fails
A dictator abdicate his position