Humble

Hum"ble

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Humbling (?).] 1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
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Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plagues
Have humbled to all strokes.
Shak.
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The genius which humbled six marshals of France.
Macaulay.
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2. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively.
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Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you.
1 Pet. v. 6.

Syn. -- To abase; lower; depress; humiliate; mortify; disgrace; degrade.
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