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What is another word for mortify?

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To disturb the composure of
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“But all his successes only tended to mortify the King's jealous spirit more and more.”
To offend or displease someone
“You mortify me with your confounded twaddle.”
To feel, or cause to feel, embarrassed or humiliated
“I knew full well that the things I said to them were designed either to make fun of them or to mortify and humiliate them.”
To bring shame or discredit to
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“It was a manifestation that seemed purposely to mortify and shame all the notions of superiority and greatness they had ever before cherished.”
To feel, or cause to feel, upset or disappointed
“The news would mortify them. Giving birth to an illegitimate child was not, she told Ivy, the kind of ill-doing which her mother would tolerate.”
To discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires
“If we have not fervor to mortify the body by great penances, let us at least practice some little fortifications, let us bear with patience the pains that happen to us.”
To decompose, typically due to being affected by gangrene or necrosis
“I've got a very nasty injury to my hand. Bad enough to require minor surgery, with the possibility of deep infection, loss of the limb, perhaps death. There's a word for it, when one of your limbs starts to mortify.”
To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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To make emotionally sad or depressed
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