Definition of humiliate:
break, lower, sink, reduce, abase, make a fool of, take down, necrose, confuse, bring down, conquer, vanquish, win, chagrin, put to shame, subdue, demean, gangrene, mortify, pull down, chasten, put down, degrade, snub, fill with shame, crush, sphacelate, crucify, debase, deny, discredit, bring low, demean, depress, respect, take down a peg, study at humble, pout out of countenance, confound, make lowly, take down a peg, base, humble, cast down, make ashamed.
- humble (part of speech: verb)
- shame (part of speech: verb)
- ridicule (part of speech: verb)
At Pekin they were required to humiliate themselves at least thirty different times, at each of which they were obliged, on their knees, to knock their heads nine times against the ground, which Mr. Van Braam, in his journal, very coolly calls, performing the salute of honour, " faire le salut d'honneur."- "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
They regarded the order as a deliberate insult, planned by some officer who had a grudge against their regiment or battery, who had adopted this plan to prevent their presence in battle, and thus humiliate them.- "Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865", Carlton McCarthy.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.