- 1humble somebody to make someone feel that they are not as good or important as they thought they were He was humbled by her generosity. a humbling experience
- 2[usually passive] humble somebody to easily defeat an opponent, especially a strong or powerful one The world champion was humbled last night in three rounds.
- 3humble yourself to show that you are not too proud to ask for something, admit that you have been wrong, etc. see also humility
NAmE//ˈhʌmbl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they humble
he / she / it humbles
past simple humbled
-ing form humbling