What are some alternative words for humiliate?

Synonyms for humiliate
hyuˈmɪl iˌeɪt; often yu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)

    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

    "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

    Synonyms:
    subdue, gangrene, chagrin, necrose, crucify, mortify, sphacelate, humble, abase

Wiktionary

  1. humiliate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    humble, disgrace, debase, shame

  2. humiliate(verb)

    To injure a person's dignity and self-respect.

    Synonyms:
    humble, shame, debase, disgrace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humiliate

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, lower, reduce, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humiliate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    humble, mortify, shame, abash, SNUB, put to shame, put down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. humiliate(v)

    Synonyms:
    humble, mortify, abash, disgrace, degrade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "humiliate":

    humiliating, humiliated, embarrass, degrade

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How to use humiliate in a sentence?

  1. Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry:

    This Navy official is using the ‘no contact’ order as a weapon to punish and humiliate a decorated military chaplain, to deny Chaplain Modder of the ability to minister to a grieving family and other sailors is deplorable.

  2. Jonathan Caspi:

    The difference may be how severe the physical violence gets. Boys tend to do more damage, particularly when older, it was also assumed that girls relied more on relational aggression( e.g., strategies to socially humiliate, isolating, injure reputation) than boys. However, there is evidence that brothers use this approach about the same too.

  3. RJ intindola:

    Do not humiliate, disrespect or embarrass; always speak with a soft tongue when holding your ground. To be loud, rude and obnoxious will negate the argument and advantage. And truth is always mandatory.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In the journey of life, you'll always meet some people who will try to bring you down, tell bad things about you behind your back, humiliate or insult you in public, and make you feel small. Do not let them win, at any cost. Illegitimi non carborundum. Think of those mean and rude people as the sand paper that may scratch you, but at the end you'll come out smooth, polished and shining. And guess what? Those mean and rude people will just get worn out, dirtier, filthier and uglier than they were before criticizing you. You're the wonderful Winner who takes it all, and they're the lousy Losers standing small. You will be the one to laugh last and the longest. Cheer up, my friend.

  5. Hassan Hassan:

    It was a chance to humiliate not only Jordan but the international community fighting against it.

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