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English definition of “humiliate”

humiliate

verb [T] uk   /hjuːˈmɪl.i.eɪt/ us  
to make someone feel ashamed or lose respect for himself or herself: 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
noun [C or U] uk   /hjuːˌmɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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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