humiliate

  • 1 humiliate — [hyo͞o mil′ē āt΄, yo͞omil′ē āt΄] vt. humiliated, humiliating [< LL humiliatus, pp. of humiliare, to humiliate < L humilis, HUMBLE] to hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify SYN. ASHAMED,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Humiliate — 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 cause a loss of pride or dignity; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 humiliate — I verb abase, abash, affront, befool, bespatter, blackball, blacken, brand, bring shame upon, cast a slur upon, cast down, contemn, cow, crush, debase, defame, deflate, degrade, demean, demote, depreciate, deride, derogate, discredit, disgrace,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 humiliate — 1530s, perhaps a back formation from HUMILIATION (Cf. humiliation). Related: Humiliated; humiliating; humiliatingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 humiliate — humble, degrade, debase, demean, *abase Analogous words: mortify, chagrin (see corresponding adjectives at ASHAMED): confound, bewilder, nonplus (see PUZZLE): *embarrass, discomfit, abash, disconcert, faze, rattle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 humiliate — [v] embarrass, put down abase, abash, base, bemean, blister, break, bring down*, bring low*, cast down, chagrin, chasten, confound, confuse, conquer, crush*, cut down to size*, debase, degrade, demean, denigrate, deny, depress, discomfit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 humiliate — ► VERB ▪ injure the dignity and self respect of. DERIVATIVES humiliating adjective humiliation noun humiliator noun. ORIGIN Latin humiliare make humble …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 humiliate — 01. Trying to sing karaoke in front of my classmates was a [humiliating] experience. 02. The little boy hid under the teacher s desk in [humiliation] after wetting his pants in class. 03. The home team was [humiliated] by their opponents 15 3. 04 …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 9 humiliate — UK [hjuːˈmɪlɪeɪt] / US [hjuˈmɪlɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms humiliate : present tense I/you/we/they humiliate he/she/it humiliates present participle humiliating past tense humiliated past participle humiliated to make someone feel very… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 humiliate — ● humilié, humiliée ou humiliate nom Membre d une secte religieuse italienne du XIIe s., vouée à la pratique de la pauvreté évangélique, et qui fut partiellement transformée en ordre religieux en 1201 …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 11 humiliate — [[t]hjuːmɪ̱lieɪt[/t]] humiliates, humiliating, humiliated VERB To humiliate someone means to say or do something which makes them feel ashamed or stupid. [be V ed] She had been beaten and humiliated by her husband... [V n] His teacher continually …

    English dictionary

  • 12 humiliate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Late Latin humiliatus, past participle of humiliare, from Latin humilis low more at humble Date: circa 1534 to reduce to a lower position in one s own eyes or others eyes ; mortify • humiliation noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 humiliate — humiliator, n. humiliatory /hyooh mil ee euh tawr ee, tohr ee/ or, often, /yooh /, humiliative, adj. /hyooh mil ee ayt / or, often, /yooh /, v.t., humiliated, humiliating. to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self respect, or dignity;… …

    Universalium

  • 14 humiliate — verb /hjuːˈmɪliˌeɪt/ To injure a persons dignity and self respect. Syn: debase, disgrace, humble, shame See Also: humble, humiliation …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 humiliate — verb ADVERB ▪ deeply ▪ completely, totally, utterly ▪ She felt completely humiliated. ▪ publicly ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 humiliate — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 humiliate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. shame, degrade, debase, demean; humble (see humility). See disrepute. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. debase, chasten, mortify, make a fool of, put to shame, humble, degrade, denigrate, crush, shame,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 humiliate — hu|mil|i|ate [hju:ˈmılieıt] v [T] to make someone feel ashamed or stupid, especially when other people are present = ↑embarrass ▪ Her boss humiliated her in front of all her colleagues. >humiliated adj ▪ I ve never felt so humiliated in all my …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 humiliate — hu|mil|i|ate [ hju mıli,eıt ] verb transitive to make someone feel very embarrassed and ashamed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 humiliate — see HUMBLE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins