shame - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ʃeɪm/
present tense
I/you/we/theyshame
he/she/itshames
present participleshaming
past tenseshamed
past participleshamed
  1. 3
    to make someone or something seem bad or less impressive by comparison

    The standards these workers have achieved shames our own efforts.

phrasal verbs