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Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
Oriana Fallaci

Meaning of "humiliate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HUMILIATE

From Late Latin humiliāre, from Latin humilishumble.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HUMILIATE

humiliate  [hjuːˈmɪlɪˌeɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HUMILIATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Humiliate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb humiliate in English.

WHAT DOES HUMILIATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

humiliate

Humiliation

Humiliation is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status has just decreased. It can be brought about through intimidation, physical or mental mistreatment or trickery, or by embarrassment if a person is revealed to have committed a socially or legally unacceptable act. Whereas humility can be sought alone as a means to de-emphasise the ego, humiliation must involve other person, though not necessarily directly or willingly. Acting to humiliate oneself may be linked to a personal belief, or it can be part of erotic humiliation where the belittling activity provides emotional and/or sexual arousal or heightened sensation. Humiliation is currently an active research topic, and is now seen as an important - and complex - core dynamic in human relationships, having implications at intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional and international levels.

Definition of humiliate in the English dictionary

The definition of humiliate in the dictionary is to lower or hurt the dignity or pride of.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HUMILIATE

PRESENT

Present
I humiliate
you humiliate
he/she/it humiliates
we humiliate
you humiliate
they humiliate
Present continuous
I am humiliating
you are humiliating
he/she/it is humiliating
we are humiliating
you are humiliating
they are humiliating
Present perfect
I have humiliated
you have humiliated
he/she/it has humiliated
we have humiliated
you have humiliated
they have humiliated
Present perfect continuous
I have been humiliating
you have been humiliating
he/she/it has been humiliating
we have been humiliating
you have been humiliating
they have been humiliating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I humiliated
you humiliated
he/she/it humiliated
we humiliated
you humiliated
they humiliated
Past continuous
I was humiliating
you were humiliating
he/she/it was humiliating
we were humiliating
you were humiliating
they were humiliating
Past perfect
I had humiliated
you had humiliated
he/she/it had humiliated
we had humiliated
you had humiliated
they had humiliated
Past perfect continuous
I had been humiliating
you had been humiliating
he/she/it had been humiliating
we had been humiliating
you had been humiliating
they had been humiliating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will humiliate
you will humiliate
he/she/it will humiliate
we will humiliate
you will humiliate
they will humiliate
Future continuous
I will be humiliating
you will be humiliating
he/she/it will be humiliating
we will be humiliating
you will be humiliating
they will be humiliating
Future perfect
I will have humiliated
you will have humiliated
he/she/it will have humiliated
we will have humiliated
you will have humiliated
they will have humiliated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been humiliating
you will have been humiliating
he/she/it will have been humiliating
we will have been humiliating
you will have been humiliating
they will have been humiliating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would humiliate
you would humiliate
he/she/it would humiliate
we would humiliate
you would humiliate
they would humiliate
Conditional continuous
I would be humiliating
you would be humiliating
he/she/it would be humiliating
we would be humiliating
you would be humiliating
they would be humiliating
Conditional perfect
I would have humiliate
you would have humiliate
he/she/it would have humiliate
we would have humiliate
you would have humiliate
they would have humiliate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been humiliating
you would have been humiliating
he/she/it would have been humiliating
we would have been humiliating
you would have been humiliating
they would have been humiliating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you humiliate
we let´s humiliate
you humiliate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to humiliate
Past participle
humiliated
Present Participle
humiliating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HUMILIATE


affiliate
əˈfɪlɪˌeɪt
antliate
ˈæntlɪˌeɪt
binucleate
baɪˈnjuːklɪˌeɪt
conciliate
kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt
curvifoliate
ˌkɜːvɪˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt
defoliate
diːˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt
disaffiliate
ˌdɪsəˈfɪlɪˌeɪt
domiciliate
ˌdɒmɪˈsɪlɪˌeɪt
enucleate
ɪˈnjuːklɪˌeɪt
exfoliate
ɛksˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt
filiate
ˈfɪlɪˌeɪt
forisfamiliate
ˌfɒrɪsfəˈmɪlɪˌeɪt
galeate
ˈɡeɪlɪˌeɪt
gangliate
ˈɡæŋɡlɪˌeɪt
interfoliate
ˌɪntəˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt
linoleate
lɪˈnəʊlɪˌeɪt
maleate
ˈmælɪˌeɪt
oleate
ˈəʊlɪˌeɪt
palliate
ˈpælɪˌeɪt
retaliate
rɪˈtælɪˌeɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HUMILIATE

humidistat
humidity
humidly
humidness
humidor
humification
humified
humifies
humify
humiliant
humiliated
humiliating
humiliatingly
humiliation
humiliative
humiliator
humiliatory
humilities
humility
humint

WORDS THAT END LIKE HUMILIATE

angustifoliate
appreciate
appropriate
associate
bifoliate
ciliate
emolliate
foliate
immediate
inappropriate
intermediate
multifoliate
parvifoliate
perfoliate
quadrifoliate
quinquefoliate
sinupalliate
spoliate
trifoliate
unifoliate

Synonyms and antonyms of humiliate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HUMILIATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «humiliate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of humiliate

Translation of «humiliate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HUMILIATE

Find out the translation of humiliate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of humiliate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «humiliate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使蒙羞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

humillar
570 millions of speakers

English

humiliate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपमानित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إذلال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

унизить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

humilhar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খেলো করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

humilier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memalukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

demütigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

恥をかかせる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

굴욕감을 주다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngina
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm nhục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவமானப்படுத்தும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपमान करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aşağılamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

umiliare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

upokorzyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

принизити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

umili
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταπεινώσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verneder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förödmjuka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ydmyke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of humiliate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HUMILIATE»

The term «humiliate» is very widely used and occupies the 20.755 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HUMILIATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about humiliate

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10 QUOTES WITH «HUMILIATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word humiliate.
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Nicole Anderson
I can't say that I've ever tried to hurt someone or humiliate them intentionally. My parents raised me to always be the bigger person or to treat others the way you want to be treated.
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Yehuda Berg
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
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Henri Bergson
In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
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Heavy D
There's something about being any kind of entertainer that is acting. You have to put on a show. Things you wouldn't do in your life, you do on stage. You have to let go. And that's extra hard for rappers. We have a tendency to, quote unquote, keep it real. As an actor, you have to be able to humiliate yourself. Do whatever it takes.
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Oriana Fallaci
Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
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Janet Fitch
I tried writing fiction as a little kid, but had a teacher humiliate me, so didn't write again until I was a senior in college.
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Charlotte Le Bon
I like to make people laugh. That's for sure. And I really like to humiliate myself and go very far in derision and stuff. But no, I like everything. I started a little bit of doing drama, too. I like that, too. I guess I just want to touch everything.
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Alice Miller
It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person.
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Michelle Pfeiffer
I don't know if it's naivete or just narcissism, but I start out with this notion that I can do anything. It's not until I get into it that I realize what I've thrown myself into, and then I will do anything not to humiliate myself. And that, I think, is the secret to my success.
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Steve Schirripa
I've been offered 'Celebrity Fit Club', where you have to take off your shirt and get on a scale. I got kids, man. I'm not going to humiliate myself. I'd rather drive a cab.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HUMILIATE»

Discover the use of humiliate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to humiliate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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1001 Ways To Humiliate Yourself And Others: To Cause ...
Total Humiliation, is the only state from which True Enlightenment can be achieved. A proponent of this dictum, author Fiona Bowron, shows us how we have been approaching the Enlightenment problem from entirely the wrong angle.
Fiona Bowron, 2004
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The Decent Society
This is a thoroughly argued and, what is much more, a deeply felt book that springs from Margalit's experience at the borderlands of conflicts between Eastern Europeans and Westerners, between Palestinians and Israelis.
Avishai Margalit, 2009
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Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy
There are many ways in which we humiliate or try to humiliate others, ways in which we try to put them down.We humiliate them by calling them derogatory names: “Wop,” “dago,” “boy,” “nigger,” “Jew—boy,” “cock— roaches,” “scum”—the list ...
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Terence Cuneo, 2012
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Relentless Criminal Cross-examination
Because you were going to use these photographs to humiliate her? To show her . To humiliate her', right? I don't know what you mean by “humiliate.” I was trying to show her herself. To humiliate her, as she had humiliated you? No. You had ...
Kevin J. Mahoney, 2008
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Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context
Consider, for example, explana— tions ofbehavior by ascription ofattitudes, such as (F) Mary hit Twain because she wanted to humiliate him, and she thought that if she hit him, she would humiliate him. We take these to be potentially ...
Mark Richard, 2013
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The Last Conceptual Revolution: A Critique of Richard ...
At other times, it is not so clear whether we wish intentionally to humiliate another . Does the fundamentalist Christian who describes the openly homosexual individual as a "sinner" intend to humiliate— or rather to educate or enlighten— the ...
Eric Gander, 1999
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Saul Kripke
Consider, for example, explanations of behavior by ascription of attitudes, such as (F) Mary hit Twain because she wanted to humiliate him, and she thought that if she hit him, she would humiliate him. We take these to be potentially ...
Alan Berger, 2011
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Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight
Indeed, a constant theme in the memoir was the importance Sharansky attached to maintaining his self-respect and not allowing the KGB or the system to humiliate him. “When I was stripped and searched, I decided it was best to treat my ...
Robert Mnookin, 2010
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The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing ...
However, it hurts tremendously when it comes to capital markets as we see in Chapter 3. Just so, investors are loathe to question generally accepted knowledge. If we started doing so, we might soon realize the market exists solely to humiliate ...
Ken Fisher, 2008
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Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence ...
Mr. McCrary said that a "sex crime" is a crime of violence in which sex is used as a weapon or tool to punish, degrade and humiliate the victim. He explained that " staging" is the purposeful alteration of a crime scene by the offender done to ...
Brent E. Turvey, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HUMILIATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term humiliate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch Arsenal star Mesut Ozil humiliate Laurent Koscielny | Football …
Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal supporters in Singapore something to cheer after the midfielder embarrassed team-mate Laurent Koscielny with a big ... «The Sport Review, Jul 15»
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Why Won't De Blasio Humiliate & Imprison NYC's "Filthy, Toothless …
Who will punish the homeless? Who will sternly tell them to "get a job" so that they may feel didactic shame and use it to begin an exciting ... «Gothamist, Jul 15»
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CBI raids are an attempt to intimidate, humiliate: Teesta
The search was nothing but an attempt to intimidate and humiliate, she said: “In our view... this is a continuation of the persecution and ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
4
Greece May Have to Sell Islands and Ruins Under Its Bailout Deal …
“This is an idea to humiliate Greeks.” The idea of locking up Greek assets in a special fund emerged on Saturday from Germany, the biggest ... «TIME, Jul 15»
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Nepal crash to lowest Twenty20 Int'l score as Ireland humiliate
KATHMANDU, JUL 13 - Nepal crashed to their lowest total in the Twenty20 International score after they were bundled out for just 53 runs in ... «E Kantipur, Jul 15»
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Match Preview, Third ODI: India Look To Humiliate Zimbabwe By 3-0
Zimbabwean players celebrate the wicket of Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav after he was caught behind during File: Zimbabwean players ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
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How did Pat Cash humiliate Adam Hills?
Comedian Adam Hills reveals "the lowest moment of my life" after tennis legend Pat Cash speaks to him on court when Adam Hills was a ... «WA today, Jul 15»
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Germany trying to humiliate Greece, senior Syriza figure says
"What is at play here is an attempt to humiliate Greece and Greeks, or to overthrow the (Prime Minister Alexis) Tsipras government," ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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Germany doesn't want to save Greece. It seems to want to humiliate
Greece has offered an almost unconditional surrender on its bailout, but Germany might not accept anything less than a Carthaginian peace. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Tsipras facing pressure to back deal or consider euro exit
... Greece to deposit 50 billion euros ($56 billion) worth of state-owned assets into a special fund for subsequent sell-off, appear intended to "humiliate" the Greek ... «Your News Now, Jul 15»

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