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French to English
1.abaisser[abese]verb trans
[faire descendre (vitre)]to lower
[faire descendre (store)]to pull down
[faire descendre (voilette)]to let down
[faire descendre (pont-levis)]to lower, to let down
[faire descendre (température)]to lower
abaisser la manette : to pull the lever down
abaisser la manette : to push the lever down
(littéraire)[individu, pays]to humble, to abase
mathématiques[perpendiculaire]to drop
[chiffre]to carry
musiqueto transpose down
cuisineto roll out
jeuxto lay down
2.s'abaisserverb pron intrans
[vitre, pont-levis]to be lowered
[voile, rideau]to fall
[paupière]to droop
[champ]to slope down
le terrain s'abaisse vers le fleuve : the land drops away towards the river
3.s'abaisser àverb pron
Other expressions
s'abaisser à des compromissions : to stoop to compromise
il ne s'abaisserait pas à mentir : he would not demean himself by lying
© Larousse, 2007
SYSTRAN Dictionary
to lower
to abase
to carry
to debase
to drop
to humble
to humiliate
to lay down
to reduce
to roll out
to transpose down
© SYSTRAN, 2010