To embarass is defined as to make someone feel self-conscious or make someone feel badly about himself.(verb)
An example of embarass is when you tease someone in front of his friends about a mistake he has made.
See embarrass in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr embarrasser, lit., to encumber, obstruct < Sp embarazar < It imbarrazzare < imbarrare, to bar, impede < in- (L in-) + ML barra, bar
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transitive verb em·bar·rassed, em·bar·rass·ing, em·bar·rass·es
Origin: French embarrasser, to encumber, hamper
Origin: , from Spanish embarazar
Origin: , from Italian imbarazzare
Origin: , from imbarazzo, obstacle, obstruction
Origin: , from imbarrare, to block, bar
Origin: : in-, in (from Latin; see en-1)
Origin: + barra, bar (from Vulgar Latin *barra).
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