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mor·ti·fy

 (môr′tə-fī′)
v. mor·ti·fied, mor·ti·fy·ing, mor·ti·fies
v.tr.
1. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
2. To discipline (one's of the body and the appetites) by self-denial or self-inflicted privation, especially for religious reasons.
v.intr.
1. To practice mortification of the body and its appetites.
2. To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.

[Middle English mortifien, to deaden, subdue, from Old French mortifier, from Latin mortificāre, to kill : mors, mort-, death; see mer- in Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]

mortify

(ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (tr) to humiliate or cause to feel shame
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) Christianity to subdue and bring under control by self-denial, disciplinary exercises, etc
3. (Pathology) (intr) to undergo tissue death or become gangrenous
[C14: via Old French from Church Latin mortificāre to put to death, from Latin mors death + facere to do]
ˈmortiˌfier n
ˈmortiˌfying adj
ˈmortiˌfyingly adv

mor•ti•fy

(ˈmɔr təˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to humiliate or shame, as by an injury to pride or self-respect.
2. to subjugate (the body, passions, etc.) by abstinence, ascetic discipline, or self-inflicted suffering.
3. to affect with gangrene or necrosis.
v.i.
4. to practice mortification or disciplinary austerities.
5. to become gangrened or necrosed.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French mortifier < Late Latin mortificāre to put to death = Latin morti-, s. of mors death + -ficāre -fy]
mor′ti•fi`er, n.
mor′ti•fy`ing•ly, adv.

mortify

- From Latin, meaning "kill or subdue the flesh," it originally meant "to kill," then "to destroy the vitality or vigor of," before it took on its present meaning.
See also related terms for subdue.

mortify


Past participle: mortified
Gerund: mortifying

Imperative
mortify
mortify
Present
I mortify
you mortify
he/she/it mortifies
we mortify
you mortify
they mortify
Preterite
I mortified
you mortified
he/she/it mortified
we mortified
you mortified
they mortified
Present Continuous
I am mortifying
you are mortifying
he/she/it is mortifying
we are mortifying
you are mortifying
they are mortifying
Present Perfect
I have mortified
you have mortified
he/she/it has mortified
we have mortified
you have mortified
they have mortified
Past Continuous
I was mortifying
you were mortifying
he/she/it was mortifying
we were mortifying
you were mortifying
they were mortifying
Past Perfect
I had mortified
you had mortified
he/she/it had mortified
we had mortified
you had mortified
they had mortified
Future
I will mortify
you will mortify
he/she/it will mortify
we will mortify
you will mortify
they will mortify
Future Perfect
I will have mortified
you will have mortified
he/she/it will have mortified
we will have mortified
you will have mortified
they will have mortified
Future Continuous
I will be mortifying
you will be mortifying
he/she/it will be mortifying
we will be mortifying
you will be mortifying
they will be mortifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mortifying
you have been mortifying
he/she/it has been mortifying
we have been mortifying
you have been mortifying
they have been mortifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mortifying
you will have been mortifying
he/she/it will have been mortifying
we will have been mortifying
you will have been mortifying
they will have been mortifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mortifying
you had been mortifying
he/she/it had been mortifying
we had been mortifying
you had been mortifying
they had been mortifying
Conditional
I would mortify
you would mortify
he/she/it would mortify
we would mortify
you would mortify
they would mortify
Past Conditional
I would have mortified
you would have mortified
he/she/it would have mortified
we would have mortified
you would have mortified
they would have mortified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mortify - practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
mortify, subdue, crucify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
discipline, condition, train, check - develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
2.mortify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
mortify - practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
3.mortify - cause to feel shamemortify - 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"
4.mortify - undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
rot, waste - become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

mortify

verb
1. humiliate, disappoint, embarrass, shame, crush, annoy, humble, deflate, vex, affront, displease, chagrin, discomfit, abase, put someone to shame, abash She mortified her family by leaving her husband.
2. discipline, control, deny, subdue, chasten, abase The most austere of the Christians felt the need to mortify themselves.

mortify

verb
1. To deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness:
Idioms: bring low, take down a peg.
2. To cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed:
Translations
يُذِل، يُؤْلِم النَّفْس
pokořitponížit
ydmyge
labai įsižeistilabai įžeistilabai pažeminti
aizvainotjusties pazemotampazemot
çok utanmakküçük düşmek

mortify

[ˈmɔːtɪfaɪ]
A. VTavergonzar
I was mortified (to find that ...)me moría de vergüenza (al descubrir que ...)
B. VI (Med) → gangrenarse

mortify

[ˈmɔːrtɪfaɪ] vtmortifier

mortify

vt usu pass
(= shame)beschämen; (= embarrass)äußerst peinlich sein (+dat); he was mortifieder empfand das als beschämend; (= embarrassed)es war ihm äußerst peinlich; embarrassed? I was mortified!peinlich? ich wäre am liebsten im Boden versunken!; a mortified lookein äußerst betretener Gesichtsausdruck
(Rel) → kasteien
(Med) → absterben lassen; to be mortifiedabgestorben sein
vi (Med) → absterben

mortify

[ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ] vtmortificare

mortify

(ˈmoː(r)tifai) verb
be/feel mortified to be/feel extremely embarrassed or humiliated: He was mortified when she slapped him.
mortifying adjective
How mortifying for you!
ˌmortifiˈcation (-fi-) noun

mortify

vt. mortificar; mortificarse, sentirse mortificado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.
I have studied how best to mortify in them the worldly sentiment of pride; and, only the other day, I had a pleasing proof of my success.
to repent our sins, and to mortify ourselves with fastings, vigils, and long prayers.
However, I will be revenged on her somehow, and I beg you will give me your help in the matter, and to tell me anything that you can think of that is likely to mortify her.