- The definition of humiliate is to hurt someone's pride or to cause someone to feel extremely embarrassed.
When you point out someone's mistakes in front of everyone and cause him to feel extremely embarrassed, this is an example of a time when you humiliate him.
transitive verbhu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
Origin of humiliateLate Latin humiliāre, humiliāt-, to humble, from humilis, humble; see humble.
(third-person singular simple present humiliates, present participle humiliating, simple past and past participle humiliated)