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humiliate

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hu·mil·i·ate  (hyo̅o̅-mĭl′ē-āt′)
tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To lower the pride, dignity, or self-respect of. See Synonyms at degrade.

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

humiliate (hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
[C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilishumble]
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.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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
Translations
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


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Is it not this: To humiliate oneself in order to mortify one's pride?
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?
You shall be the meanest slave in the service of the goddess you have attempted to humiliate.
 
 
 
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