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?