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
Every three days an unlucky islander was sent packing, voted out by others and
  humiliated on camera.
Scenes embellished with abundant bloodshed show victims being humiliated,
  abused, and executed.
He recognised all his magnanimity, but he did not now feel himself humiliated
  by it.
If they know enough to answer right they will loose votes, if they purposely
  answer wrong, they will get humiliated.
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