[ 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
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/ (hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt) /
(tr) to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of
humiliated, adjectivehumiliating, adjectivehumiliatingly, adverbhumiliation, noun
humiliative (hjuːˈmɪljətɪv), adjectivehumiliator, nounhumiliatory, adjective
Word Origin for humiliate
C16: from Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilis humble
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1530s, perhaps a back-formation from humiliation. Related: Humiliated; humiliating; humiliatingly.
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