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Definition of humiliate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

humiliate

 verb
verb
NAmE//hyuˈmɪliˌeɪt//
 
humiliate somebody/yourself/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they humiliate
 
he / she / it humiliates
 
past simple humiliated
 
-ing form humiliating
 
 
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to make someone feel ashamed or stupid and lose the respect of other people I didn't want to humiliate her in front of her colleagues. I've never felt so humiliated. How could I humiliate myself like that? The party was humiliated in the recent election.
humiliating
 
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adjective a humiliating defeat It was the most humiliating night of his life.
humiliation
 
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NAmE//hyuˌmɪliˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] She suffered the humiliation of being criticized in public. The election result is a humiliation for our party.
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