Definition of humiliate
: to reduce (someone) to a lower position in one's own eyes or others' eyes : to make (someone) ashamed or embarrassed : mortify <hoped they wouldn't humiliate themselves in their next game> <accused her of humiliating him in public> <feel so humiliated>
humiliationplay \hyü-ˌmi-lē-ˈā-shən, yü-\ noun
Examples of humiliate in a sentence
I hope I don't humiliate myself during the presentation.
He accused her of trying to humiliate him in public.
She was hurt and deeply humiliated by the lies he told about her.
Origin and Etymology of humiliate
Late Latin humiliatus, past participle of humiliare, from Latin humilis low — more at humble
First Known Use: circa 1534
HUMILIATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of humiliate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) feel very ashamed or foolish
HUMILIATE Defined for Kids
Definition of humiliate for Students
: to cause (someone) to feel very ashamed or foolish <My brother humiliates me with my nickname, Stinky.>
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