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. 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.

  2. Hassan Hassan:

    It was a chance to humiliate not only Jordan but the international community fighting against it.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Possibly, no one can humiliate and disgrace if one behaves not that with others since love and respect speak to love and respect in return.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    The key to working through these (relationship) differences is focusing on that which you love, and putting boundaries around that which you don’t. You’ll also need to avoid the temptation to demean and humiliate your mate for their beliefs. It will take practice and incredible self-regulation, but success in these areas will greatly enhance the quality of your relationship.

  5. Jonathan Caspi:

    The difference may be how severe the physical violence gets. Boys tend to do more damage, particularly when older, it was also assumed that girls relied more on relational aggression( e.g., strategies to socially humiliate, isolating, injure reputation) than boys. However, there is evidence that brothers use this approach about the same too.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. brashness
    • B. arbalist
    • C. chin-wag
    • D. congius

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