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English definition of “humiliate”

humiliate

verb [T]     /hjuːˈmɪl.i.eɪt/
to make someone feel ashamed or lose their respect for themselves: How could you humiliate me by questioning my judgment in front of everyone like that? England were humiliated (= completely defeated) in last night's match.Humiliating and degrading humiliation     /hjuːˌmɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] After the humiliation of last week's defeat, the Mets were back on form. Imagine the humiliation of having to apologize.Humiliating and degrading
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