humble oneself

Definition of humble oneself

  1. :  to do or say something which shows that one knows one has been wrong, has behaved with too much pride, etc. He needs to humble himself and ask for their forgiveness.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  not proud or haughty :  not arrogant or assertive

    :  reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission

    :  ranking low in a hierarchy or scale :  insignificant, unpretentious

  1. :  to make (someone) humble (see 1humble) in spirit or manner

    :  to destroy the power, independence, or prestige of

  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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