verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of embarrass
Related formsem·bar·rassed·ly [em-bar-uhst-lee, -uh-sid-lee] /ɛmˈbær əst li, -ə sɪd li/, adverbem·bar·rass·ing·ly, adverbpre·em·bar·rass, verb (used with object)un·em·bar·rassed, adjective
Definition for embarrass (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for embarrass
After almost five months without a solution, the lack of initiative is starting to embarrass the Lebanese government.
The mass dump suggests that whoever did this, their primary motivation was to embarrass Sony Pictures.
The final question we should ask: are they pursuing justice and the rule of law, or merely silencing those who embarrass them?Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Much of the praise of Pence is in this vein—he will not embarrass us.
Nothing to see, just Republican witch hunts designed to embarrass the president and perhaps land blows against Hillary Clinton.The Scandal at the VA Is Real, and Obama Is Ducking It|Ron Christie|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Elbert, you embarrass me," she replied, trying to laugh it out.The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey
Do not let me embarrass your judgment; my duty just now is merely to tell you what did happen.My Friend Smith|Talbot Baines Reed
And now, Belford, according to my new system, I think this house of Mrs. Fretchville an embarrass upon me.Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
His ill-wishers had tried to embarrass him and make him break down.The Earl of Beaconsfield|James Anthony Froude
The name and circumstance of Phidias, however convenient for history, embarrass when we come to the highest criticism.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson