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Definition 1: undergo necrosis - [verb of body]

Samples where mortify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tissue around the wound necrosed

Synonyms for mortify in the sense of this definition

(mortify is a kind of ...) become physically weaker

"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

Definition 2: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where mortify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

Synonyms for mortify in the sense of this definition

(mortify is a kind of ...) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

(... is a kind of mortify ) humiliate or depress completely

"She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation" "The death of her son smashed her"

(... is a kind of mortify ) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

"She tends to put down younger women colleagues" "His critics took him down after the lecture"

Definition 3: hold within limits and control - [verb of emotion]

Samples where mortify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subdue one's appetites
  • mortify the flesh

Synonyms for mortify in the sense of this definition

(mortify is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(... is a kind of mortify ) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

(mortify implies ...) choose not to consume

"I abstain from alcohol"

Definition 4: practice self-denial of one's body and appetites - [verb of emotion]

(mortify is a kind of ...) hold within limits and control

"subdue one's appetites" "mortify the flesh"

(mortify is a kind of ...) develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

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