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I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly.
Kathy Griffin

Meaning of "mortify" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MORTIFY

Via Old French from Church Latin mortificāre to put to death, from Latin mors death + facere to do.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MORTIFY

mortify  [ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MORTIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mortify 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 mortify in English.

WHAT DOES MORTIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of mortify in the English dictionary

The first definition of mortify in the dictionary is to humiliate or cause to feel shame. Other definition of mortify is to subdue and bring under control by self-denial, disciplinary exercises, etc. Mortify is also to undergo tissue death or become gangrenous.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MORTIFY

PRESENT

Present
I mortify
you mortify
he/she/it mortifies
we mortify
you mortify
they mortify
Present continuous
I am mortifying
you are mortifying
he/she/it is mortifying
we are mortifying
you are mortifying
they are mortifying
Present perfect
I have mortified
you have mortified
he/she/it has mortified
we have mortified
you have mortified
they have mortified
Present perfect continuous
I have been mortifying
you have been mortifying
he/she/it has been mortifying
we have been mortifying
you have been mortifying
they have been mortifying
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 mortified
you mortified
he/she/it mortified
we mortified
you mortified
they mortified
Past continuous
I was mortifying
you were mortifying
he/she/it was mortifying
we were mortifying
you were mortifying
they were mortifying
Past perfect
I had mortified
you had mortified
he/she/it had mortified
we had mortified
you had mortified
they had mortified
Past perfect continuous
I had been mortifying
you had been mortifying
he/she/it had been mortifying
we had been mortifying
you had been mortifying
they had been mortifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mortify
we let´s mortify
you mortify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mortify
Past participle
mortified
Present Participle
mortifying
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 MORTIFY


beautify
ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ
brutify
ˈbruːtɪˌfaɪ
certify
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
desertify
dɪˈzɜːtɪˌfaɪ
fortify
ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
frutify
ˈfruːtɪˌfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
mattify
ˈmætɪˌfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
objectify
əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
prettify
ˈprɪtɪˌfaɪ
quantify
ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ
ratify
ˈrætɪˌfaɪ
recertify
riːˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
rectify
ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ
refortify
riːˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
stratify
ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
testify
ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MORTIFY

mortice
mortice lock
morticer
mortician
mortiferous
mortiferousness
mortific
mortification
mortified
mortifier
mortifies
mortifying
mortifyingly
Mortimer
mortise
mortise and tenon joint
mortise lock
mortiser
mortling
mortmain

WORDS THAT END LIKE MORTIFY

acetify
beatify
compactify
decertify
demystify
flintify
fructify
interstratify
left-justify
misidentify
moistify
mystify
overidentify
prenotify
presanctify
rejustify
right-justify
sanctify
stultify
unsanctify

Synonyms and antonyms of mortify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MORTIFY»

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

Translation of «mortify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MORTIFY

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

Translator English - Chinese

治死
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mortificar
570 millions of speakers

English

mortify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपमानित करना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تنسك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умерщвлять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mortificar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিকল করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mortifier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menipu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kasteien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

悔しがらせる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죽이면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyuda
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sỉ nhục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துன்புறுத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गमवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kangren olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mortificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umartwiać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

умертвляти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

moară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απονεκρώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doodmaak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

späka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ydmyke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mortify

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MORTIFY»

The term «mortify» is regularly used and occupies the 58.979 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MORTIFY» OVER TIME

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

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4 QUOTES WITH «MORTIFY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mortify.
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John Flavel
Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
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Kathy Griffin
I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly.
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Kathy Griffin
Oh, I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly. But that's just part of the deal. I'm not really sure what's going to come out of my mouth.
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John Owen
Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MORTIFY»

Discover the use of mortify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mortify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mortify
Luxi Darkin is not afraid of death.
Bryon Severns, 2008
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Suffering and Sovereignty: John Flavel and the Puritans on ...
To Mortify Sin The third and primary way in which God negatively deals with sin in the believer, Flavel contends, is by ordaining suffering to mortify sin. Flavel writes, “These troubles are ordered as so many occasions and means to mortify the ...
Brian H. Cosby, 2012
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Expository notes, with practical observations, on the New ...
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth ; Fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry : Note here, 1. That although the apostle told them in the third verse, that they ...
William Burkitt, 1832
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Encyclopaedia Londinensis: or, Universal dictionary of arts, ...
Sherwood. To MORTIFY, v. a. \mortifier, Fr.] To destroy vital qualities. — If of the stem the frost mortify any part, cut it off. Evelyn. — To destroy active powers, or essential qualifies. — He mortified pearls in vinegar, and drunk them up. Hakewill .
John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex.), 1819
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An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the ...
Col. i;. 1 2. and prayer, Zech. xii. 1,0. yea, our very willing, XhW. ii . - 2 3. ; yet is it still our duty, and an act of obedience in us; we mortify, the Spirit acting his graces in us, and facilitating the work, oiling the wheels with his continual influences: If ...
John Brown, 1766
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The Practice of Christian and Religious Perfection
They are not content that we should accustom ourselves to put down our own will in indifferent and innocent things only ; but they counsel us to mortify ourselves in such as are absolutely necessary. But it may be said, how can this be done ?
Alfonso Rodríguez, 1861
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Ending All Deception
(Ro 8:13) The meaning of mortify is simply to put to death. To subdue the flesh one must eradicate, stamp out, kill, and mortify the works of the flesh. “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate ...
Kenneth A. Gran, 2004
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Once Out of Nature: Augustine on Time and the Body
In all his texts, Augustine claims thatone should “mortify” and “crucify” one's body in order to liftoneselfup to God. What does it mean to mortify the body? As we have seen, Christians in this period associated rigorous ascetic practices with ...
Andrea Nightingale, 2011
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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder
Mortify once meant "put to death," but no longer. The "subdue or deaden" sense of mortify is most familiar to us in the phrase "mortifying the flesh," which refers to an old custom once followed by devout Christians, who would starve themselves,  ...
Mary W. Cornog, 1993
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A Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibi ... ...
[See Mortify ; but I believe not used.] Bacon. MORTIFIED, pp. Affected by sphacelus or gangrene. 2. Humbled; subdued; abased. MORTIFIEDNESS, n. Humiliation ; subjection of the passions. Taylor. MORTIFIER, n. He or that which mortifies.
Noah Webster, 1832

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MORTIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mortify is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sensitivity Over at Gawker
It's one thing for a liberal site such as Gawker to mortify an entertainer in professional wrestling -- home of casual homophobic slurs -- and quite ... «RealClearPolitics, Jul 15»
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Top 10 way modern parents embarrass today's children
... a smooch between parents and using youthful lingo are the most embarrassing things that mums and dads can do to mortify their children ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Here are the 10 most popular ways that parents mortify their children
I'd wager that most people absolutely adore their parents. Your mam and dad raised you, took care of you and continue to give you some much needed ... «JOE, Jul 15»
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Mockingbird prequel, depressingly timely
It's a story about the crushing realisation that parents are humans, with flaws and prejudices that mortify and disgust the ones who love them ... «Cyprus Mail, Jul 15»
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Hitler salutes and anti-Semitic slogans at football match in Belgium
... care to such a groups in Europe, some Beitar lovers was able to truly mortify Israeli football in its entirety, and such a group specifically”. «Vocal Republic, Jul 15»
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10 Mobile Games to Play While Traveling
Besides, nothing says “summer vacation” better than a hairstyle that will probably mortify you in 15 years. Janine Hawkins is a games writer ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
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COLUMN-'Go Set a Watchman' shows America just how far it hasn't …
It's a story about the crushing realization that parents are humans, with flaws and prejudices that mortify and disgust the ones who love them ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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The Classical Music Network
Would anybody who didn't know the story have known about the lascivious kisses which mortify Daphne? Would they have known that ... «ConcertoNet, Jul 15»
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Ryan Reynolds Is Worried Daughter James' First Word Is Going To …
In fact, it would mortify him if his little girl's first utterance is the word 'f–k'! The Canadian said: "She's going to learn those words eventually ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
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Flight diverts after man allegedly hits wife, pees on seats
He is due back in court later this month (and perhaps he won't potentially mortify Dave Grohl by wearing a Foo Fighters shirt next time). «13WMAZ, Jul 15»

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