humiliate


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hu·mil·i·ate

 (hyo͞o-mĭl′ē-āt′)
tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect: humiliated him with a contemptuous refusal.

[Late Latin humiliāre, humiliāt-, to humble, from humilis, humble; see humble.]

humiliate

(hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
[C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilis humble]
huˈmiliˌated adj
huˈmiliˌating adj
huˈmiliˌatingly adv
huˌmiliˈation n
humiliative adj
huˈmiliˌator n
huˈmiliatory adj

hu•mil•i•ate

(hyuˈmɪl iˌeɪt; often yu-)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify; abase.
[1525–35; < Late Latin humiliātus, past participle of humiliāre to humble, derivative of Latin humilis humble]
hu•mil′i•at`ing•ly, adv.
hu•mil′i•a`tor, n.
hu•mil′i•a•to`ry (-i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
syn: See humble.

humiliate


Past participle: humiliated
Gerund: humiliating

Imperative
humiliate
humiliate
Present
I humiliate
you humiliate
he/she/it humiliates
we humiliate
you humiliate
they humiliate
Preterite
I humiliated
you humiliated
he/she/it humiliated
we humiliated
you humiliated
they humiliated
Present Continuous
I am humiliating
you are humiliating
he/she/it is humiliating
we are humiliating
you are humiliating
they are humiliating
Present Perfect
I have humiliated
you have humiliated
he/she/it has humiliated
we have humiliated
you have humiliated
they have humiliated
Past Continuous
I was humiliating
you were humiliating
he/she/it was humiliating
we were humiliating
you were humiliating
they were humiliating
Past Perfect
I had humiliated
you had humiliated
he/she/it had humiliated
we had humiliated
you had humiliated
they had humiliated
Future
I will humiliate
you will humiliate
he/she/it will humiliate
we will humiliate
you will humiliate
they will humiliate
Future Perfect
I will have humiliated
you will have humiliated
he/she/it will have humiliated
we will have humiliated
you will have humiliated
they will have humiliated
Future Continuous
I will be humiliating
you will be humiliating
he/she/it will be humiliating
we will be humiliating
you will be humiliating
they will be humiliating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been humiliating
you have been humiliating
he/she/it has been humiliating
we have been humiliating
you have been humiliating
they have been humiliating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been humiliating
you will have been humiliating
he/she/it will have been humiliating
we will have been humiliating
you will have been humiliating
they will have been humiliating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been humiliating
you had been humiliating
he/she/it had been humiliating
we had been humiliating
you had been humiliating
they had been humiliating
Conditional
I would humiliate
you would humiliate
he/she/it would humiliate
we would humiliate
you would humiliate
they would humiliate
Past Conditional
I would have humiliated
you would have humiliated
he/she/it would have humiliated
we would have humiliated
you would have humiliated
they would have humiliated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.humiliate - cause to feel shamehumiliate - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
spite, wound, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
demolish, smash, crush - humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
demean, disgrace, degrade, take down, put down - reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"

humiliate

verb embarrass, shame, humble, crush, disgrace, put down, subdue, degrade, chagrin, chasten, mortify, debase, discomfit, bring low, put (someone) in their place, take the wind out of someone's sails, abase, take down a peg (informal), abash, make (someone) eat humble pie His teacher continually humiliates him in maths lessons.
honour, elevate, magnify, make proud

humiliate

verb
To deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness:
Idioms: bring low, take down a peg.
Translations
يُذِلُّ، يُحَقِّرُ
pokořitzahanbit
ydmyge
lítillækka, niîurlægja
pazemot
ponižati
aşağılamakküçük düşürmek

humiliate

[hjuːˈmɪlɪeɪt] VThumillar

humiliate

[hjuːˈmɪlieɪt] vthumilier

humiliate

vtdemütigen, erniedrigen; to humiliate oneselfsich beschämen

humiliate

[hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt] vtumiliare

humiliate

(hjuˈmilieit) verb
to make (someone) feel ashamed. He was humiliated to find that his girlfriend could run faster than he could.
huˈmiliating adjective
huˌmiliˈation noun
References in classic literature ?
They might have made her unhappy had they found her happy, but as hopeless discontent was her normal state, and enjoyment but a rare accident, recriminatory passages with her father only put her into a bad humor, and did not in the least disappoint or humiliate her.
This horse made my visitors ashamed of theirs, and I don't like to humiliate people.
de Blacas moved suddenly towards the baron, but the fright of the courtier pleaded for the forbearance of the statesman; and besides, as matters were, it was much more to his advantage that the prefect of police should triumph over him than that he should humiliate the prefect.
I have driven away the Swiss to humiliate you, but I shall lodge here no longer.
I see the minister of that king drive away the proscribed prince, and humiliate his master by condemning to want another king, his equal.
After many conjectures, Mademoiselle Roguin came to the conclusion that the Italian's silence showed a grandeur of soul beyond all praise; and the banking circle, inspired by her, formed a project to humiliate the aristocracy.
You shall be the meanest slave in the service of the goddess you have attempted to humiliate.
What traits of character must a man have to enable him to help three thousand miscreants to hiss, and jeer, and laugh at one friendless old woman, and shamefully humiliate her?
Why do you humiliate yourself like this, and place yourself lower than these people?
I did not say that to humiliate you, Heaven knows, monsieur," he replied.
Now think you that the daughter of one mighty jeddak and the son of another would so humiliate themselves?
It will cause her infinite pain--it will humiliate her terribly, but it's right that she should know.