Humiliate and Mortify


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Humiliate verb – To reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes.
Usage example: no student feels humiliated for not having the “right” clothes because everyone is wearing a school uniform

Mortify is a synonym for humiliate in embarrass topic. In some cases you can use "Mortify" instead a verb "Humiliate", when it comes to topics like respect, action, abase, scorn. popular alternative
Nearby Words: humiliation, humiliating
Synonyms for Humiliate


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Mortify verb – To throw into a state of self-conscious distress.
Usage example: was mortified by her children's atrocious manners

Humiliate is a synonym for mortify in embarrass topic. You can use "Humiliate" instead a verb "Mortify", if it concerns topics such as respect, action, abase, degrade. popular alternative
Nearby Words: mortification, mortified, mortifying
Synonyms for Mortify

Common collocations

mother humiliate mother mortify mother
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