Definitions for derogateˈdɛr əˌgeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
der•o•gateˈdɛr əˌgeɪt(v.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.
(v.i.)to detract, as from authority or estimation (usu. fol. by from).
to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usu. fol. by from).
(v.t.)to disparage or belittle.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of derogate:
1375–1425; late ME < LL dērogātus <dē-de - +rogāre to ask
de•rog•a•tivedɪˈrɒg ə tɪv(adj.)
minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate(verb)
cause to seem less serious; play down
"Don't belittle his influence"
To partially repeal (a law etc.).
To detract from (something); to disparage, belittle.
To take away (something from something else) in a way which leaves it lessened.
To remove a part, to detract from (a quality of excellence, authority etc.).
To act in a manner below oneself; to debase oneself.
Origin: From (the participle stem of) derogare, from de- + rogare. Compare abrogate, interrogate.
to annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law
to lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing
to take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- usually with from
to act beneath one-s rank, place, birth, or character; to degenerate
diminished in value; dishonored; degraded
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