He who brings down, diminishes, decreases.
“Lo! those who oppose Allah and His messenger WILL BE ABASED EVEN AS THOSE BEFORE THEM
WERE ABASED; and We have sent down clear tokens, and for disbelievers is a shameful doom”
(58:5).” The Holy Quran
From the root kh-f-d with the classical Arabic connotations: to lower, weaken, to humble,abase to relax, subdue.