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humiliate

hu·mil·i·ate

humiliate

 
pronunciation:
hyu mI li eIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: humiliated, humiliates, humiliating
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.
synonyms:
embarrass, mortify
antonyms:
honor
similar words:
abash, burn, chagrin, crush, disgrace, dishonor, humble, put to shame, shame
derivations: humiliatingly (adv.), humiliator (n.)
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