Consider a person, A, did a kind gesture for another person, B.
Person B wanted to tell me how did that action make him feel.

The feeling is somehow around the meaning of "He made me blush".

Let's assume that I was offering someone a ride and I do that occasionally, and another person offered him a ride also, which is unexpected. He wanted to tell me that he's sorry while explaining his reasoning/feelings.

I am sorry, Paul. I will be taking a ride with X, he made me feel [insert word here].


I am sorry, Paul. X [insert word here] me, I am taking a ride with him today.

I thought about the word "embarassed" me, but this doesn't feel like it fits within the context I am looking for.

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    The word you use will depend on the emotion/reaction it evokes. It could be anywhere from feeling embarrassed to feeling flattered.
    – ralph.m
    Dec 10, 2018 at 10:10
  • In my case it's more about feeling flattered to the point where you can't refuse the offer(what ever it was)
    – Paul Karam
    Dec 10, 2018 at 11:45
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    I don't really understand this question, but I wonder if what you're trying to say is something like X pressurised me into accepting a lift with him - in which context I have no idea what the grounds for his insistence (morality-based? threat-based?) might be. I certainly don't think there would be a single verb for the entire action, identifying both the action (forceful persuasion), and the result (acquiescence) in such a situation.. Dec 10, 2018 at 13:51
  • Does the single word you are looking for need to fit into both your sentences? Dec 10, 2018 at 16:09

3 Answers 3


It depends on a whole lot of factors. Maybe,

"I wanted to refuse but he shamed me into accepting" (This seems unlikely. Why would someone be ashamed to refuse?)


"He invited me and I was too embarrassed to refuse." (This is much more likely).


Flushed might work there.

flush1 [fluhsh] noun a blush; rosy glow: a flush of embarrassment on his face. a rushing or overspreading flow, as of water. a sudden rise of emotion or excitement:



According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary: Elated (adjective) - in high spirits. According to CollinsCobuild: If you are elated, you are extremely happy and excited because of something that has happened.

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