humillarse
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humillarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to demean yourself)
a. to swallow one's pride
Humíllate y admite que cometiste un error.Swallow your pride and admit that you made a mistake.
b. to humble oneself
Hasta el ególatra se humillaría para lograr que lo asciendan.Even the egomaniac would humble himself in order to get that promotion.
c. to bow before
Los cortesanos se humillaban ante el rey para obtener su favor.The courtiers bowed before the king to earn his favor.
humillar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to bring to shame)
a. to humiliate
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.
3. (to lean)
a. to bow
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.
b. to lower
El niño humilló la cabeza mientras su madre lo regañaba.The little boy lowered his head while his mother scolded him.
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humillar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to humiliate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to humble oneself
humillarse a hacer algoto lower oneself to do something, to stoop to doing something
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humillar
transitive verb
1 (rebajar) [+persona] to humiliate; humble
2 (Mil) [+enemigos, rebeldes] to crush
3 [+cabeza] to bow; lower
pronominal verb
humillarse (doblegarse) to humble o.s.
humillarse a o ante to bow to; bow down before
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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