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Meaning of HUMILIATE

Pronunciation:  hyoo'milee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  cause to fee shame; hurt the pride of
 

HUMILIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: abase, chagrin, humble, mortify
 
 See Also: bruise, crush, degrade, demean, demolish, disgrace, hurt, injure, offend, put down, spite, wound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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