Definition of humiliate in English:

humiliate

Line breaks: hu¦mili|ate
Pronunciation: /hjʊˈmɪlɪeɪt
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

humiliator

noun
More example sentences
  • But public humiliation has become taboo at work, indicting the humiliator more than the humiliated.
  • It wanted to humiliate the humiliators and to be seen to be morally in charge.
  • Mixed with distress and shame is intense rage at his humiliators.

Origin

mid 16th century (earlier (late Middle English) as humiliation): from late Latin humiliat- 'made humble', from the verb humiliare, from humilis (see humble). The original meaning was 'bring low'; the current sense dates from the mid 18th century.

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