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Definition of humble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they humble
    he / she / it humbles
    past simple humbled
    -ing form humbling
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. 3humble yourself to show that you are not too proud to ask for something, admit that you have been wrong, etc. see also humility
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: humble

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