To get lower "下がる"

Surely “to lower yourself” would be a fair synonym for this?

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It’s valid in some contexts, but you’re not always talking about yourself. In some contexts, you’re talking about something else getting lower, in which case “yourself” isn’t a valid translation.

Edit: Actually, “to lower yourself” is a transitive verb use, so its translation to Japanese would be more like 自分を下げる。

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Thanks! this helps clear it up a lot.