American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To lower the pride, dignity, or self-respect of. See Synonyms at degrade.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to be or appear lower or more humble; depress; especially, to abase in estimation; subject to shame or disgrace; mortify: as, to humiliate one's self by a confession; to humiliate a boaster.
- Synonyms Debase, Degrade, etc. (see abase); mortify, shame, put to shame, put down, dishonor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to cause a loss of pride or dignity; to humble; to mortify.
- v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
- From Late Latin humiliatus, past participle of humiliare ("to abase, humble"), from Latin humilis ("lowly, humble"), from humus ("ground; earth, soil"); see humble. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin humiliāre, humiliāt-, to humble, from humilis, humble; see humble. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Scotland's Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who will welcome Benedict when he arrives in Edinburgh on Thursday (Sept. 16), recently voiced bitterness over press coverage when he accused the government-funded British Broadcasting Company of attempting to "humiliate" Benedict.”
“This tactic has been used by Israel's so-called friends in prievious wars launched against her in order not to "humiliate" the Arabs and compromise their "honour".”
“So they decide to do what one of Warman's wards calls "the ultimate expression of free speech": they're going to physically attack Icke in public, by throwing a pie in his face, to "humiliate" him.”
“The scene in the video where Warman is sitting around with some street urchins, gleefully plotting to "humiliate" Icke told me all I needed to know: Warman wasn't about human rights, or elevating society, or the best of the human spirit.”
“I am slowly but surely gathering a dossier of photographs that I could use against Travis, I say 'use against', but I actually mean 'humiliate'. ;- in event of him ever obtaining high office.”
“This raid shows the U.S. has not learned the lessons of Abu Ghraib, and is still trying to "humiliate" perceived opponents.”
“U.S. NAVAL BASE GUANTANAMO, Cuba - Omar Khadr provoked a delay in the pre-trial hearings of his war crimes case Thursday after refusing to wear blinder goggles and sound-blocking earmuffs for transport to court - saying the security accessories were intended to "humiliate" detainees.”
“Opposition to the league tables is one of the main reasons both unions oppose the Sats as they say they "humiliate" and pressurise schools and teachers.”
“A number of sexual acts are also discussed to "humiliate" the victim.”
“O'Brien also voiced fears that the broadcaster will use a forthcoming documentary called Benedict - Trials of a Pope to 'humiliate' the pontiff on the eve of his visit to Britain.”
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