What does the word mortify mean?

Usage examples for mortify

  1. They were of opinion that in his turn the King, in order to mortify her and reduce her to terms, should not visit the Queen on the following night. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 3 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  2. " You ought to mortify the Old Man," said his friend. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner