humiliate

[ hyoo-mil-ee-eyt or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmɪl iˌeɪt or, often, yu- /

verb (used with object), hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing.

to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify.

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Origin of humiliate

1525–35; <Late Latin humiliātus (past participle of humiliāre “to humble”), equivalent to Latin humili(s) humble + -ātus -ate1

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OTHER WORDS FROM humiliate

hu·mil·i·a·tor, nounhu·mil·i·a·to·ry [hyoo-mil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, yoo-], /hyuˈmɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or, often, yu-/, hu·mil·i·a·tive, adjectivere·hu·mil·i·ate, verb (used with object), re·hu·mil·i·at·ed, re·hu·mil·i·at·ing.un·hu·mil·i·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for humiliate

humiliate
/ (hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of

Derived forms of humiliate

Word Origin for humiliate

C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilis humble
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