What does humiliate mean?

Definitions for humiliate
hyuˈmɪl iˌeɪt; often yu-hu·mil·i·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)

    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

    "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"


  1. humiliate(Verb)

    To injure a person's dignity and self-respect.

    Etymology: From humiliatus, past participle of humiliare, from humilis, from humus; see humble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humiliate(verb)

    to reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to humble; to mortify

    Etymology: [L. humiliatus, p. p. of humiliare. See Humble.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Humiliate

    hū-mil′i-āt, v.t. to make humble: to depress: to lower in condition.—adjs. Humil′iant, humiliating; Humil′iāting, humbling, mortifying.—n. Humiliā′tion, the act of humiliating: abasement: mortification. [L. humiliāre, -ātum.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humiliate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humiliate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of humiliate in a Sentence

  1. Teesta Setalvad:

    We are very, very surprised and shocked by this, so we don't understand the rationale behind this entire operation, except to completely humiliate us. We believe this is politically directed.

  2. RJ intindola:

    Do not humiliate, disrespect or embarrass; always speak with a soft tongue when holding your ground. To be loud, rude and obnoxious will negate the argument and advantage. And truth is always mandatory.

  3. Crystal Smith:

    Just because you think it's cute or funny to make somebody embarrassed or humiliate them, think again, because if somebody would have realized that, my son would not be dead.

  4. Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry:

    This Navy official is using the ‘no contact’ order as a weapon to punish and humiliate a decorated military chaplain, to deny Chaplain Modder of the ability to minister to a grieving family and other sailors is deplorable.

  5. Abbas Shumann:

    It is not permitted to kill and also it is not permitted to humiliate a billion Muslims, i don't insult the religion of other people, and I don't want others to insult my religion.

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