Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as embase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb See embase.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To diminish in value.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To diminish in value.

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Examples

  • And as nothing doth derogate from the dignity of a state more than confusion of degrees, so it doth not a little imbase the authority of a history to intermingle matters of triumph, or matters of ceremony, or matters of novelty, with matters of state.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • And as nothing doth derogate from the dignity of a state more than confusion of degrees, so it doth not a little imbase the authority of a history to intermingle matters of triumph, or matters of ceremony, or matters of novelty, with matters of state.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • [386] The verb "embase" or "imbase" is frequently found in the sense of

    The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)

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