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Meaning of demean

de•mean

Pronunciation: (di-mēn'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to lower in dignity, honor, or standing; debase: He demeaned himself by accepting the bribe.

de•mean

Pronunciation: (di-mēn'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to conduct or behave (oneself&hasp;) in a specified manner.
—n.
  1. demeanor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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