humiliate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Humiliate \Hu*mil"i*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humiliated; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Humiliating.] [L. humiliatus, p. p. of
   humiliare. See Humble.]
   To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the
   eyes of others; to cause a loss of pride or dignity; to
   humble; to mortify.
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         We stand humiliated rather than encouraged. --M.
                                                  Arnold.
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