He verb mortify it is used to mention a action that causes concern, distress or suffering . Who mortifies another, therefore, generates affliction or restlessness .
For example: "I don't like talking to my mother-in-law because I know that, at some point in the talk, she will mortify me", "Excuse me, I didn't want to mortify you, I just wanted to keep you up to date with the news", "It is important to know that what one says or does can mortify other people".
Mortify is a effect of certain sayings or acts. Sometimes, someone can mortify another involuntarily . Suppose two friends meet after a long time without seeing each other and one asks the other for her mother. The young woman, hearing the restlessness, breaks into tears and tells her interlocutor that her mother died. As you can see, the girl was mortified, although her friend did not want to cause anything negative.
In other cases, mortifying is a sought consequence . That happens with the bullying or bullying . Those who develop this behavior pretend to annoy the victim, which implies that mortifying is one of the purposes of the actions.
In the field of religion finally mortify consists of punish the body with the aim of repressing the will and not giving in to temptations. Mortification is a sacrifice that, for some Christians, allows us to approach God , joining the passion of Christ .
Formerly those who wished to mortify themselves would resort to sackcloth , a spiked girdle that fit the meat . The tips, thus, hurt the user.