Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb embarrass

2 senses of embarrass

Sense 1
embarrass, abash -- (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)
       => upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)

Sense 2
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass -- (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

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