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Humiliate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUMIL'IATE, v.t. [L. humilio.] To humble; to lower in condition; to depress; as humiliated slaves.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss" [syn: humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Late Latin humiliatus, past participle of humiliare, from Latin humilis low more at humble Date: circa 1534 to reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes or others' eyes ; mortify humiliation noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. make humble; injure the dignity or self-respect of. Derivatives: humiliating adj. humiliatingly adv. humiliation n. humiliator n. Etymology: LL humiliare (as HUMBLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Humiliate Hu*mil"i*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humiliated; p. pr. & vb. n. Humiliating.] [L. humiliatus, p. p. of humiliare. See Humble.] To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to humble; to mortify. We stand humiliated rather than encouraged. --M. Arnold.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(humiliates, humiliating, humiliated) To humiliate someone means to say or do something which makes them feel ashamed or stupid. She had been beaten and humiliated by her husband... His teacher continually humiliates him in maths lessons. VERB: be V-ed, V n humiliated I have never felt so humiliated in my life. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Mortify, shame, abash, put to shame, put down. See humble, 1.

Moby Thesaurus

abase, affront, beat down, bend, break, break down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, bring to terms, call names, cast down, cast reproach upon, conquer, crush, debase, deflate, defrock, degrade, demean, deplume, disconcert, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disoblige, displume, disturb, dump on, embarrass, fleer at, flout, gibe at, give offense to, humble, hurl a brickbat, impute shame to, insult, jeer at, jibe at, let down, lower, master, mock, mortify, offend, outrage, overmaster, overwhelm, pillory, put down, put out, put to shame, quell, reduce, reflect discredit upon, reproach, scoff at, shame, sink, subdue, suppress, taunt, trample underfoot, tread underfoot, treat with indignity, tyrannize, unfrock, unman



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