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
Origin: [L. derogatus, p. p.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
der′o-gāt, v.i. to lessen by taking away: to detract.—adj. (Shak.) degenerate.—adv. Der′ogātely (Shak.), in a derogatory manner.—n. Derogā′tion, a taking from: detraction: depreciation.—adv. Derog′atorily.—n. Derog′atoriness.—adj. Derog′atory, detracting: injurious. [L. derogāre, -ātum, to repeal part of a law—de, down from, and rogāre, to propose a law.]
The numerical value of derogate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of derogate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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