transitive verb 1. (to bring to shame) Alemania humilló a Brasil 7 a 1 en la semifinal de la Copa Mundial. Germany humiliated Brazil 7 to 1 in the World Cup semifinal. 2. (to lean) Los esclavos que no humillaban la cabeza ante el tirano eran castigados. The slaves who didn't bow their heads before the tyrant were punished. El niño humilló la cabeza mientras su madre lo regañaba. The little boy lowered his head while his mother scolded him.
pronominal verb 3. (to demean yourself) Humíllate y admite que cometiste un error. Swallow your pride and admit that you made a mistake. Hasta el ególatra se humillaría para lograr que lo asciendan. Even the egomaniac would humble himself in order to get that promotion. Los cortesanos se humillaban ante el rey para obtener su favor. The courtiers bowed before the king to earn his favor.
transitive verb pronominal verb 2. (general) a. to humble oneself humillarse a hacer algo to lower oneself to do something, to stoop to doing something humillar
1 (rebajar) [+persona] to humiliate; humble 2 (Mil) [+enemigos, rebeldes] to crush 3 [+cabeza] to bow; lower
humillarse (doblegarse) to humble o.s. humillarse a o ante to bow to; bow down before
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