humiliate

[hyoo-mil-ee-eyt or, often, yoo-]
verb (used with object), humiliated, humiliating.
to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin humiliātus (past participle of humiliāre to humble), equivalent to Latin humili(s) humble + -ātus -ate1

humiliator, noun
humiliatory [hyoo-mil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, yoo-] , humiliative, adjective
rehumiliate, verb (used with object), rehumiliated, rehumiliating.
unhumiliated, adjective


dishonor, disgrace, shame; degrade, abase, debase. See humble.


exalt, honor.
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humiliate (hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
 
[C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilishumble]
 
hu'miliated
 
adj
 
hu'miliating
 
adj
 
hu'miliatingly
 
adv
 
humili'ation
 
n
 
humiliative
 
adj
 
hu'miliator
 
n
 
hu'miliatory
 
adj

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Example sentences
Dystopian fiction attracts teenagers who feel trapped by high school's world of
  tests that humiliate and unnerve them.
Most members of the hiring committee are sensitive people who are not out to
  humiliate you.
The use of technology to humiliate or intimidate a romantic partner.
Humiliate her and have her sit in the stocks for a day or two, and then keep
  her on the job.
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