Humiliate meaning

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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 hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify.
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To injure a person's dignity and self-respect.
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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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Origin of humiliate

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