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humiliate

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A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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English

Etymology

  • From Latin humus, "dirt", "soil" (to reduce someone to the ground)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /hjuːˈmɪliˌeɪt/, SAMPA: /hju:"mɪli%eɪt/

Verb

Infinitive
to humiliate

Third person singular
humiliat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to humiliate (third-person singular simple present humiliat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To injure a person's dignity and self-respect.

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