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hu·mil·i·ate

humiliate

 
 
pronunciation:
hyu mI li eIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: humiliates, humiliating, humiliated
definition: to cause (someone) to lose pride or feel disgraced; embarrass; mortify.
His punishment in front of the other students humiliated the boy.The soldiers harassed the man's wife not only for their pleasure but to humiliate him.It humiliated her that she'd boasted about going to Harvard and then wasn't accepted.
synonyms:
embarrass, mortify
antonyms:
honor
similar words:
abash, burn, chagrin, crush, disgrace, dishonor, humble, put to shame, shame
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derivations: humiliatingly (adv.), humiliator (n.)
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