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Synonyms for mortify

Synonyms for (verb) mortify

Synonyms: sphacelate, gangrene, mortify, necrose Definition: undergo necrosis Usage: the tissue around the wound necrosed

Similar words: rot, waste Definition: become physically weaker Usage: Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world

Synonyms: humble, humiliate, mortify, abase, chagrin Definition: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of Usage: He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

Similar words: bruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound, spite Definition: hurt the feelings of Usage: She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests; This remark really bruised my ego

Synonyms: crucify, subdue, mortify Definition: hold within limits and control Usage: subdue one's appetites; mortify the flesh

Similar words: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

Synonyms: mortify Definition: practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

Similar words: crucify, subdue, mortify Definition: hold within limits and control Usage: subdue one's appetites; mortify the flesh

Similar words: discipline, condition, train, check Definition: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control Usage: Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?