Definition of Bemean

1. v. t. To make mean; to lower.



Definition of Bemean

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To mean; signify; inform. ¹

2. Verb. To make mean or base, demean. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bemean

1. to debase [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: debase

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bemean

bemas
bemask
bemaster
bemata
bemaul
bemauled
bemauling
bemauls
bemaze
bemazed
bembex
bembexes
bembix
bembixes
beme
bemean (current term)
bemeaned
bemeaning
bemeans
bemeant
bemedal
bemedaled
bemedalled
bemedals
bemeet
bemegride
bementite
bemercy
bemerded

Literary usage of Bemean

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1. Slips of Tongue and Pen by J H. Long (1889)
"Say, " It is desirable [or advisable] to go away." Do not use demean for bemean. To demean oneself is to behave oneself; ..."

2. New Common School Question Book: Comprising Questions and Answers on All by Asa Hollister Craig (1893)
"Say, " It is desirable [or advisable] to go away." Do not use demean for bemean. To demean oneself is to behave oneself; ..."

3. Gleanings in Genesis by Arthur Walkington Pink (1922)
"There was the trying of the dignity of his faith— would he bemean himself by accepting honors from the King of Sodom? There was the trying of the patience ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"... the old Gypsy does not take any notice of (the loss of) her calf; she has not once bellowed—not that I have heard.—September 1884. bemean ..."

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