1Cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed: she wouldn’t embarrass either of them by making a scene
More example sentences
- Okay, for those of my readers who have children, how often have your kids embarrassed you in public?
- Regardless of the age of the husband, the relatives give themselves the right to discipline him, scold, restrain, monitor, and embarrass him in public.
- The message is clear: there will be no room for players who break the rules and embarrass the team in public.
make uncomfortable, make awkward, make self-conscious, make uneasy;
upset, disconcert, discomfit, discompose, confuse, fluster, agitate, nonplus, discountenance, distress, chagrin;
US informal own