Humiliate definition

hyo͝o-mĭlē-āt
To hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify.
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To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect.

Humiliated him with a contemptuous refusal.

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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.

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To injure a person's dignity and self-respect.
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Origin of humiliate

  • Late Latin humiliāre humiliāt- to humble from humilis humble humble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin humiliatus, past participle of humiliare (“to abase, humble”), from Latin humilis (“lowly, humble”), from humus (“ground; earth, soil”); see humble.

    From Wiktionary