Demean

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Power DynamicsPlay
Use when discussing someone's power or respect being reduced by others' actions or words. SlideMocking her ideas in the meeting served to demean her authority.
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Common in discussions of social issues where someone's identity or group is treated as lesser. SlideThe advertisement was criticized for demeaning a whole community.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Highlights the emotional consequence of being devalued or disrespected. SlideHis sarcastic comments demeaned her and left her feeling humiliated.