Translation of humillar in English:

humillar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (humillarse)

  • no se humilla ante nadie she doesn't kowtow to anyone está dispuesta a humillarse para conseguir lo que quiere she's prepared to swallow her pride to get what she wantshumillarse a algo no me voy a humillar a pedirle que vuelva I'm not going to go down on my knees o/or demean myself to ask him to come back

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.