Hand it off to a hen-pecked husband or a put-upon assistant and it can demean or belittle.
Canadians are generally mistrustful of rules that subordinate or demean women.
“He is trying to shock whoever finds the body,” said Shepard, who said that Hughes was trying also to demean his victims.
They had to demean him and dehumanize him and rub his face in it.
The Taliban have said the comments comparing war to a game 'demean' Harry.
For it is an unquestioned truth, that as we demean ourselves toward God, so he demeaneth himself toward us.'
One who has reached my years, and who has a name for wisdom, ought not to demean himself.
Get out of my sight, before I demean myself by striking you!
Of course he was not going to demean himself by talking to "that atheist's daughter."
I don't believe Lonny will be willing to demean himself so far.