beshame

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- (at, on, upon) +‎ shame.

Verb[edit]

beshame (third-person singular simple present beshames, present participle beshaming, simple past and past participle beshamed)

  1. (transitive) To shame; put to shame; make shameful.
    • 1832, “The” Philological Museum:
      Controversy is the element of the learned person who has undertaken to beshame and chastise me: [...]
    • 1902, John George Gibson, Watching for the daybreak! 31 sermons:
      But His approval was a conventional outrage! What can be less in accord with the customs of society than to criticize and beshame one's host, especially if we judge him out of his own mouth?
    • 2010, David Ben Moshe, The Secret of the Jews: Letters to Nietzsche:
      [...] a leading historian of the period, wrote, "Although they assimilated with those nations completely, they will find no peace among them; for the nations will always revile and beshame them, plot against them and falsely accuse them in matters [...]